Kavanaugh's #MeToo accuser has come forward

Anita Hill Calls for an Investigation into the Allegation of Sexual Abuse Against Brett Kavanaugh

Anita Hill Calls for an Investigation into the Allegation of Sexual Abuse Against Brett Kavanaugh

Watching Kavanaugh move toward a likely confirmation, she chose to end her effort to come forward, according to the New Yorker. Ford said she was able to get away from them.

Though it barely seemed possible, Democrats in Washington have hit a new low with their most-recent antics around Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh emphatically denied the allegations, which were reported last week after Sen. "The Committee has received letter after letter from those who've known judge Kavanaugh personally and professionally, including 65 women who've known him since high school, speaking to his impeccable character and respect for others, especially women".

Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, last week teed up a committee vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation for Thursday as he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - and the White House - aim to hold floor votes and have Kavanaugh join the other eight Supreme Court justices by Oct.1. They have given no indications the allegation will alter their plans. Ford declined to speak to the Post on the record until this week, after the letter's existence was revealed.

The letter apparently has been in the custody of Judiciary Committee member Sen.

"It raises a lot of questions about Democrats' tactics and motives", said Taylor Foy, the spokesman.

Ford initially sought to keep her identity private.

The allegation came just one week before the Senate Judiciary Committee is to vote on his nomination. In her favor, though certainly not conclusive, is the fact that she passed a polygraph test.

If Collins or Murkowski should vote for Kavanaugh, he is likely to be confirmed.

It appears to be in doubt now that Christine Blasey Ford has provided a detailed account to the Washington Post of her allegation that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her as a teenager.

She believes that the incident occurred in the summer of 1982, when she was 15 and going to an all-girls school in Bethesda, Md.

Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to scream, she says. She escaped when Kavanaugh's friend jumped on them and everyone tumbled, she says. In addition, Ford apparently told a psychologist about the alleged attack in 2012 when she was in marriage therapy with her husband.

Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegation, saying in a statement: "I did not do this back in high school or at any time".

Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Ford attended a nearby school.

Both boys were extremely drunk, Ms. Ford told the Post. Kavanaugh has said he never remembered witnessing Kozinski sexually harass anyone. The Post reviewed notes made by the therapist that included a description of the alleged incident but did not name Kavanaugh.

At the time, she feared what her parents would say if they knew she had been at a party where there was alcohol.

She contacted the newspaper through a tip line in early July, when iKavanaugh was on President Donald Trump's shortlist of potential nominees to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Feinstein stunned her colleagues earlier this week by disclosing a letter she sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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