It has been a week since the first bombshell allegation was leveled against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a court of appeals judge whose nomination by Trump was panned by this news outlet when it was first announced back in July.
Hatch also said he didn't "see any reason" to call Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge to testify before the Senate, despite the fact that The New Yorker reported Sunday that Judge's ex-girlfriend once recalled how he and other classmates took turns having sex with a drunken woman in school. Kavanaugh denied the allegation in a Fox News interview Monday, saying he never sexually assaulted anyone.
"It's totally false and outrageous", Kavanaugh said."I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter".
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in a televised interview Monday that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. Here are four reasons why Ramirez's accusations are even weaker than Christine Blasey Ford's. "Kavanaugh now claims he couldn't have assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford because he was a virgin during high school and college", Deadline tweeted.
The allegations, dating to the 1980s, have put in jeopardy Mr Kavanaugh's chances of winning confirmation in a Senate narrowly controlled by Mr Trump's party, with high-stakes congressional elections just weeks away.
Kavanaugh denied the allegation under oath and under penalty of felony shortly after the accusation was made public. "The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh". They note that neither the accusers nor news organizations have found people willing to provide corroboration, even though both women have named people who they said were present at the alleged incidents.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear that, no matter what happened at the hearing, the full Senate would vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Prior to the walkout, dozens of rights groups held a protest in the Senate office buildings, as well as outside the Supreme Court. He insisted he has a "lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old".
Ford has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and has asked that the FBI investigate her claim, and yet, Republican Senators have casted doubt on her account, stating they will advance Kavanaugh's nomination proceedings regardless of her allegations.
"This is a smear, plain and simple", Kavanaugh said late Sunday.
"All I'm asking for is a fair process, where I can be heard", Kavanaugh said.
President Trump said he's standing behind his nominee and hopes he'll be confirmed.
Durbin told ABC's "This Week" that some Republicans "reached out to Democratic senators and assured them that they are looking to this as kind of a determination as to how their final vote" on Kavanaugh is cast.
Both Ford and Ramirez want the FBI to investigate.
Ramirez admitted she had been drinking and has gaps in her memories.
In the interview, which was taped before McCallum's show was to air at 7 p.m. EDT, Kavanaugh essentially repeated what he wrote in a letter sent Monday to Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein.
"I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh", she said in a statement.