She claimed: "When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all very shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually".
The vote to recommend whether Kavanaugh should be the nominee, which would send the nomination to the full Senate, was set for 1:30.
But Ford's account lacked firm corroboration of her claims by others at the party.
"While some may argue that a different standard should apply regarding the Senate's advice and consent responsibilities, I believe that the Constitution's provisions of fairness and due process apply here as well", Flake said.
Trump told associates after the hearing that he liked Kavanaugh's fighting attitude and was critical of Democrats who he sees as politicizing the process, said a person familiar with his thinking who was not authorized to disclose private conversations.
If Judge worked at the store for the weeks leading up to football camp, the gathering where Ford says the assault took place would have likely happened sometime in late June or early July.
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The testimony - made under oath at a high-stakes hearing - is damning for Kavanaugh, whose nomination is facing intense scrutiny, as two other women also have come out identifying themselves as victims of sexual misconduct by the federal judge. Corker says he plans "to vote to confirm him".
"We're still talking", said Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, who hasn't said how he'll vote.
Kavanaugh's nomination will face a test in the Senate, which has a tight 51-49 Republican majority. "Were he to be confirmed without this allegation being firmly disproved, it would hang over his future decisions on the Supreme Court for decades and further divide the country".
The American Bar Association wants a delay on the vote to allow the FBI to investigate the claims by Prof Ford. She even said that she thought Kavanaugh would "accidentally" kill her.
Washington Post: "Opinion: #MeToo depends on the credibility of the journalists who report on it" - "After The Post broke Christine Blasey Ford's story of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, I told skeptical friends to withhold judgment, because there was a good chance some outlet was already vetting a second accusation".
Collins and Murkowski have appeared to be the most outspoken Republican senators in seeking additional investigation into the allegations of inappropriate behavior that have surfaced against Kavanaugh in recent days. "I don't know what they told Ms. Ford, but we were willing to go to California".
Durbin was forceful in his assertion that Mark Judge, whom Ford alleges was also present and participated in the accused assault, should provide testimony of his own before the committee. A ranting Kavanaugh launched angry, evidence-free charges against Senate Democrats.
THE FACTS: The witness statements in question do not corroborate Ford's allegations, but they also do not exonerate Kavanaugh.