As for negotiating terms for Ford's appearance before the committee, "She is not really in a position to make conditions, in my view", Sen.
"I certainly understand and respect Dr. Ford's desire for an investigation of her allegations".
Instead she has sought to have the FBI investigate the incident as part of its official background check on the nominee.
That letter prompted Grassley to respond with a request to hear from Ford by 10 a.m. Friday. On Wednesday, Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, said Grassley's assertions that committee Republicans had done everything to contact Ford's legal team was "bull--". "Fairness and respect for her situation dictate that she should have time to deal with this".
But Katz says that a Monday hearing "is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event".
The Democrats, all of whom served as prosecutors or state attorneys general, noted that President George H.W. Bush asked the FBI to investigate after law professor Anita Hill raised allegations of sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas in 1991.
Why did the Senate set a deadline?
Kavanaugh has said that he is also willing to testify again in front of the committee.
Kavanaugh sent a letter on Thursday to the chairman of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, Sen.
"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee". She said was able to escape after Judge jumped on them both and toppled them off the bed.
"So we'll let it play out, and I think everything is going to be just fine".
The accusations from Christine Blasey Ford, denied vehemently by Kavanaugh, threaten to slow his Senate confirmation vote, with Democrats saying the FBI should investigate the charges, a demand that is not gaining traction among Republicans.
Kavanaugh and his allies have been privately discussing a defense that would not question whether an incident happened to Ford, but instead would raise doubts that the attacker was Kavanaugh, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
The comparison between Kavanaugh and Clinton also fails to note that President Clinton did, in fact, have an affair with Lewinsky during his presidency, while Kavanaugh has continued to vehemently deny the accusations brought against him.
What are Trump and other Republicans saying?
Trump has often expressed support for Kavanaugh, saying Wednesday that "it's very hard for me to imagine" that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford. "If she shows up that would be wonderful". "Key aspects of our nation's health-care and labor laws may be at risk if Mr. Kavanaugh receives a lifetime appointment".
Judge Kavanaugh has issued a fresh rebuttal of the allegation.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
On Wednesday, Republicans, who have rebuffed Ford's request for Federal Bureau of Investigation intervention, urged Ford to accept their invitation to testify and signaled they'd forge ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Both have called on Judge Kavanaugh and Prof Ford to testify under oath.
Taylor Foy, spokesman for Republicans on the panel, said after the call that Grassley "will consult with his colleagues on the committee".
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In light of the accusation, Voigt said, the Senate Judiciary Committee should have pushed to replace Kavanaugh with a new nominee. And it's really important I think to point out that Ford herself hasn't made it clear whether or not she will or won't show up.