"For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Brett Kavanaugh today, two days before Dr. Blasey Ford has had a chance to tell her story, is outrageous", said Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) interrupt and gavel her out of order?
She says she was the victim of a gang rape in 1982 at a party attended by the judge.
"We're going to be moving forward", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. She had hoped to be fielding the less-focused queries of a male-only bench of Republican senators.
This comes after Kavanaugh is set to face an accusation from Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who is also set to testify, that he pushed her into a bedroom, pinned her down, held his hand over her mouth as she tried to scream and attempted to remove her clothes when they were both in high school in the early 1980s. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, has accused him of sexual misconduct when she and Kavanaugh were students at Yale University.
Kavanaugh has denied both allegations.
"This is about a very serious allegation, a very serious crime", Wilkinson told CBS This Morning.
Correction: September 26, 2018 12:00 am - An earlier version of this story incorrectly said Brett Kavanaugh spoke to Fox News on Tuesday.
Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska also firing a warning shot - telling the New York Times that the central question at this point isn't whether Kavanaugh is qualified for the high court - it's whether women should be believed when they report sexual misconduct.
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On Wednesday, he again accused Democrats of "a con game" and praised how Republicans have handled Ford's allegation.
Trump on Wednesday faulted his fellow Republicans who control the Senate for not pushing the nomination through the Senate, which must confirmation Supreme Court appointments, more quickly.
"Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated", he said.
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From May to August that year, Kavanaugh, 17 at the time, included more than what many kids his age may have included on their calendar.
"Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with Judge, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh".
So it's unusual that McConnell would call her a mere "female assistant".
Still, Democrats used the optics of the move to highlight their belief that Republicans weren't giving Christine Blasey Ford a fair hearing and intend to push the process ahead regardless. He listed being grounded during at least three weekends that summer. The documents are meant to show committee members that Ford did discuss the incident long before contacting lawmakers in July after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. (Any of the GOP senators on the panel could decide to do their own questioning; it's not clear that any will.) On the Democratic side, the 10 members of the panel will do their own questioning of the witnesses.
Ford's legal team on Monday had objected to the possibility Republicans would use an outside lawyer to question her.
In his statement, the judge calls sexual assault "horrific" and says: "I have never sexually assaulted anyone - not in high school, not in college, not ever". Regarding alcohol, he said he never drank so much that he could not remember what happened the night before.