The encounter on Friday morning between Archila, a second woman and Republican Senator Jeff Flake, has already become an iconic moment in the debate over Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump later agreed to order the FBI to open a supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh that would be completed in a week. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Kavanaugh along party lines Friday.
"The Supreme Court is the lone institution where most Americans still have some faith. So you can imagine my surprise at receiving your letter regarding the supplemental FBI background investigation".
Asked on Friday whether he had considered looking for a new Supreme Court candidate, Trump told reporters: "Not even a little bit". "Think about them. I have two children", one of the women, Maria Archila, said.
Ms. Mitchell asked if any one has come forward to say "Hey, I was at that party too."?
"I do think something bad happened to Dr. Ford and I'm very sorry, but I do not believe Judge Kavanaugh was involved or had anything to do with it and that's why I will support (Kavanaugh's) nomination", Kennedy said in a phone interview with Louisiana reporters. As a result, a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation has been delayed for up to a week.
"There's lingering doubt out there among a lot of people that we haven't taken every measure that we should to make sure that these allegations are dealt with, and so that's what this effort is about", he said. Democrats have been calling for such an investigation, though Republicans and the White House have insisted it's unnecessary. "As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week", the President said in a statement, Efe reported.More news: Liverpool vs Chelsea (EFL Cup)
And it staves off the potentially catastrophic political optics of the move to "plow right through", in the words of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the process of giving Kavanaugh a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court in a manner that appeared in no way to be aimed at achieving a just result rather than a political win. "And then the U.S. Senate as an institution - we're coming apart at the seams", Flake said, echoing remarks he made when he announced his retirement.
However, he also said that the delay could eventually help both Republicans, and Kavanaugh himself. My hope is that some Democrats will say "Hey, we may not change our vote, but this process was worthy of the institution, and we feel satisfied". Central to the proceedings was the quality of Ford's memory and whether her account was believable, an unknown when she took her seat at the cramped witness table before the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee. He, however, insisted that the delay should not be more than a week.
Coons added: "There are people's voices we need to hear from around the world and here in our own country".
"But I saw him, and I got really angry", she said.
Sullivan was catching up and watching the hearing while in recovery at home as of Friday, he said.
During four hours of emotionally intense testimony, Blasey Ford said she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was the person who assaulted her at a high school party in suburban Maryland in 1982.