Public hearing will be held on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

Public hearing will be held on sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh”

President Trump on Monday stood by his embattled Supreme Court nominee amid accusations of sexual assault, calling Kavanaugh one of the "finest people that I have ever known" while acknowledging a "little delay" may be necessary before the nomination is voted on in the Senate. When asked if Kavanaugh had offered to withdraw, Trump replied that was a "ridiculous question".

Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.

"She should not be insulted".

She said she locked herself in the bathroom and listened until she heard the boys "going down the stairs, hitting the walls".

Ford's account was brought to the Senate Judiciary Committee's attention by Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). "They need to decide".

Ford's former high school is located seven miles away from Kavanaugh's former high school, and each of them are single-sex educational institutions.

Trump also again attacked Democrats for "holding" onto the allegations, saying it was "a bad thing that took place" when the story surfaced over the weekend. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in three women in the United States experience some form of sexual violence in their lives. She was reluctant to come forward. You can do anything.

But the White House - through press secretary Sarah Sanders and others - has dismissed all the allegations against him as old news that had been litigated during the campaign. He told reporters at the White House: "If it takes a little delay, it will take a little delay".

Trump is also still resentful about how his nomination for Dr. Ronny Jackson to be Veterans Affairs secretary was derailed because of non-sexual allegations, including improper distribution of medication and fostering a hostile workplace.

In an updated statement, Kavanaugh said at the White House on Monday, "This is a completely false allegation".

Grassley said in an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Kavanaugh should not be judged for something he allegedly did as a teenager.

The left forgives President Bill Clinton despite his affair with a young intern and other allegations of abuse, and it forgives the Democratic lion Ted Kennedy for his complicity in the death of a young woman - because they align on the issues, Feehery points out.

All that's certain at the moment is that a hearing is scheduled for Monday, and that both Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford have been invited and have expressed an openness to participating to publicly tell their side of the story.

"We'll see where the Senate falls on this", the official said. Brett Kavanaugh will be able to answer the charges directly.

Separately, one official says there will be intense internal pushback inside the White House if the President or aides go negative against the victim.

Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

It's really pretty hard to come up with a reasonable excuse to deny her her chance to tell her story, under oath, and for Kavanaugh to respond, under oath, before he is granted a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land. This has not changed.

Ford said in the interview with the newspaper that Kavanaugh threw her down on a bed, grinding his body against hers and trying to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she was wearing over it. Ford said when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth.

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