Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Lawyer for second Kavanaugh accuser says her client is 'willing to testify'

Lawyer for second Kavanaugh accuser says her client is 'willing to testify'

Republican senators say the Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Eshoo's office contacted Ford in response to her letter on July 9, after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh, who is also set to testify on Thursday, has vehemently denied the allegations.

"This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible", Wallace said, adding, "This is a disaster for the Republicans". Kavanaugh seemed downright disdainful of Democrats' questions, at times returning questions about his behavior in high school and college with questions back about whether the senators drank to excess themselves.

However, that is going to require facing questions the nation has been reluctant to address, including the prevalence of the problem and the fact that abusers don't always look like stereotypical monsters, she said.

Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities.

When the committee's top Democrat, Sen.

"Do you say you have been through hell?" he asked Kavanaugh.

Graham then railed against the claim from Ford's camp that they unaware Judiciary Committee members were willing to meet in California.

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"I was underneath one of them while the two laughed", she said.

Ms Ford said the attack was seared in her memory and she was "100%" certain that it was Mr Kavanaugh who attacked her.

The California psychology professor spoke carefully and deliberately during the hearing, using scientific terminology at one point to describe how a brain might remember details of events decades later. "The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense".

Today, Mitchell is chief of the Special Victims Division, overseeing 50 prosecutors and a staff of 70. She began by expressing sympathy for Ford, who'd said she was "terrified" to testify.

Ford also said she didn't tell her parents of the incident and very few friends over the years.

Graham had a message for Republicans on the panel as well, saying, "To my Republican colleagues, if you vote "no", you're legitimizing the most despicable thing that I have seen in my time in politics".

All eyes are on crucial GOP swing-vote senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who have both raised concerns about Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's teetering grasp on winning confirmation was evident when Sen.

"I did not know at the time", Kavanaugh said. A White House official who was not authorized to speak publicly said the West Wing saw the judge's opening statement as "game changing" and said Trump appeared to be reacting positively.

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