Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now faces allegations of sexual misconduct from a second woman, who claims he exposed himself to her at a Yale party in a new report from the New Yorker magazine.
Feinstein, a top Democrat on the committee, called Sunday for a further postponement of the vote following The New Yorker's report on Ramirez's allegations. Feinstein asked that Ford write her allegations in the letter. "Lee looks forward to hearing from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh Thursday".
"For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and-never mentioned it, all of a sudden it happens-in my opinion, it's totally political".
On Kavanaugh, Trump stressed: "I am with him all the way". "This is a smear, plain and simple". A White House spokeswoman added in a second statement that the allegation was "designed to tear down a good man".
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. Moreover, another witness, a lifelong friend of Ford's, not only can not remember the house party, she says she has never met Kavanaugh. I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh.
May you all one day experience the brazen confidence of a white man that tells you "Mommy said I was a good boy" is an acceptable rebuttal to allegations of attempted rape.
Judge has denied having any memory of such an incident and said he did not want to testify. The classmate said that he is "one-hundred-per-cent sure" that he was told at the time that Kavanaugh was the student who exposed himself to Ramirez.
The classmate independently recalled numerous same details Ramirez told The New Yorker about the incident.
The New Yorker said it contacted Ramirez after learning of a possible involvement in an incident with Kavanaugh.
"This may be the first time we ever heard of allegations against someone as a teenager who did not prey upon women thusly as he became powerful", Conway said during an appearance Monday on "CBS This Morning".
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Like with Ford, other people who Ramirez says were at the party have no recollection of the party.
Brett Kavanaugh entered the weekend as the most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in recent history, whose nomination was not pulled. Kavanaugh denies the claim.
In the New Yorker piece, Ramirez acknowledged "significant gaps in her memories" and admitted she had been drinking at the party.
The New Yorker article was co-written by Ronan Farrow, whose reportage around disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was key in opening the floodgates of the #MeToo movement, along with another reporter Jane Mayer.
The allegations, dating to the 1980s, have put in jeopardy Kavanaugh's chances of winning confirmation in a Senate narrowly controlled by Trump's party, with high-stakes congressional elections just weeks away.
Hatch, a member of the judiciary committee, said again in his statement "every accuser deserves to be heard".
Ford is set to testify at a Senate hearing on Thursday.
At least four Democratic senators have received information about Ms Ramirez's allegation, the magazine said, of whom at least two have begun investigating it.
"She came forward because Senate Democrats began looking at this claim".
Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the panel would "attempt to evaluate these new claims" but did not publicly respond to a call by Sen.