Pence dismissed the sexual misconduct allegations that have roiled Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing at a gathering of evangelical activists in Washington.
The latter tweet confused some Twitter users, who speculated the tweet was meant to be a direct text. Grassley scheduled a committee vote to be held if that happens, which would send Kavanaugh to the full Senate for approval to become a Supreme Court justice. "I want to hear your testimony", Grassley wrote. She has said that Ford feels rushed and is busy meeting with Federal Bureau of Investigation agents over death threats.
This is the fifth extension of a deadline for Ford to respond with a definitive answer. Less than seven weeks before elections in which Democrats could capture congressional control, moderate female voters will be pivotal in many races and the #MeToo movement has elevated the political potency of how women alleging abuse are treated. I hope you understand. "It's not my normal approach to be indecisive".
Republicans said they would accommodate several of Ford's requests, including ensuring that she had adequate security at the Capitol and that Kavanaugh would not be in the room when she speaks. Now a 51-year-old California psychology professor, Ford says an inebriated Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed, muffled her cries and tried removing her clothes when both were teenagers in the 1980s.
Yesterday, Republicans on the committee set a deadline of 2p.m. for the professor and her lawyers to agree to revised terms.More news: Colorado company recalls 132K pounds of ground beef after E. coli death
"The imposition of aggressive and artificial deadlines regarding the date and conditions of any hearing has created tremendous and unwarranted anxiety and stress on Dr Ford", Katz wrote in an email to the committee.
Grassley turned down Ford's request that only senators, not attorneys, be allowed to ask questions. They also wanted the hearing to be on Thursday.
Mr Trump, in a tweet Friday morning, cast doubt on Ford's allegations.
"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents". "I think everything's going to be just fine".
The Republican-controlled Senate judiciary panel has struggled on how to proceed with Kavanaugh's nomination.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (L) and ranking member Sen.
Grassley said he'd schedule a hearing for Wednesday, not Thursday, as Ford prefers.
That question of fairness is at the heart of a bitterly partisan debate over how to deal with the allegation that Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted Ford at a party when he was 17, she was 15, and they were attending private schools outside Washington, DC.
"Brett Kavanaugh could serve on the court for 40 years, what's another 24 hours to make sure we get this right?" she said. "She has already been forced out of her home and continues to be subjected to harassment, hate mail, and death threats". Ford does not enjoy being in enclosed spaces, her friends told the network. Pence says he believes Kavanaugh will soon join the high court.
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