Kavanaugh denies allegation about high school misconduct

Kavanaugh denies allegation about high school misconduct

Ford alleges that the incident occurred when Kavanaugh and an unidentified friend brought her up to a bedroom while they were all at a party.

On "Face the Nation" Sunday, Tillis, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he had not seen a letter sent by an unnamed female accuser to her congresswoman, Rep. Anna Eshoo.

HBO host Bill Maher said Friday that while he thought Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a "suck-up", he thought Democrats' latest attack on him was counterproductive. 'He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing'.

"I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation, I did not do this back in high school or at any time", he said in a statement.

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), a potentially key swing vote who has not announced whether he will support Kavanaugh's nomination, said he hopes to meet with the judge and intends to raise what he called the "very serious allegation" with him if they are able to speak.

The information came from an individual who wanted to remain anonymous and had declined to press the issue themselves, Feinstein said. Dianne Feinstein of California said "nothing" for months.

In a statement released to USA media, Kavanaugh rejected the woman's claim, made in a letter to the Democrats vetting his nomination, that he tried to force himself on her during a party. She didn't say anything in the confirmation hearing, she didn't say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh when the senators and nominee met privately.

As it stands now, this is simply an attempt to smear a man who had an impeccable reputation in high school.

A last-minute bombshell has rocked the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to sit on the Supreme Court.

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

Tillis, who is a member of the Judiciary Committee, said he was "shocked" that the allegation was not raised during Kavanaugh's public or private confirmation hearings.

Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University.

The committee is scheduled to vote on whether or not to move Kavanaugh's nomination forward on Thursday.

Through a White House spokesman, Kavanaugh declined to comment further on Ford's allegation and did not respond to questions about whether he knew her during high school. Eshoo then referred the letter to Feinstein.

"There's no plan to change the committee's consideration of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", Hartmann said in a statement.

Ford described to the Post her concern her identity would be revealed anyway as the story snow balled. Hassan said Collins will make her own decision.