In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, which was obtained by New York, Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys say she wants the FBI to conduct an investigation into her sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Corker, who isn't a member of the panel, also doesn't want the committee to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation until Ford's allegations can be heard, said spokeswoman Micah Johnson.
"Dr. Ford may have been forced into the limelight against her will, just as Anita Hill was, but the treatment she receives should be different", wrote Lapidus.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court pick, saying it is hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if the nominee's accuser does not testify before the Senate. And since the hearing was scheduled, Republicans and Trump have increasingly rallied around Kavanaugh, insisting they will move forward with the confirmation process next week despite calls to delay the hearing. Only after the details of her experience were leaked did Dr. Ford make the reluctant decision to come forward publicly. Liberal groups in ME say she should not even think twice about voting against him because he would overturn Roe v. Wade. "So I'm not anxious about anything other than just focusing for the next few days on encouraging her to come".
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said he had "a lot of questions" for Kavanaugh. They also want more witnesses besides Kavanaugh and Ford, hoping to avoid what they said would turn into a "he-said-she-said" moment. She said in an interview with the Washington Post that at a party in Montgomery county, Maryland, Kavanaugh led her into a bedroom, pinned her to the bed and groped her, attempting to remove the bathing suit she was wearing and putting his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming before she was able to escape.
Republicans have said they don't think they need an FBI investigation. Flake said he told No. 2 Senate Republican leader John Cornyn of Texas on Sunday that "if we didn't give her a chance to be heard, then I would vote no".
If the worst-case election scenario happens for Senate Republicans, they lose control of the process to shape the Supreme Court. She has been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats.
US President Donald Trump said earlier he expected "a little delay" to confirming his nominee. Dianne Feinstein of California, had a letter from Ford outlining the alleged attack. "I am friends, I've been friends with him for years", said Meghan McCaleb. "More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes", Judge said in a letter to the panel.
Ford is the author of a private letter sent to the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Sen.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary panel, said in a statement Monday night that she was disappointed the Federal Bureau of Investigation and White House "are failing to take even the most basic steps to investigate this matter" and that the process was being rushed.
"We've offered Dr. Ford the opportunity to share her story with the committee, as her attorney said yesterday she was willing to do". "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions".