"She doesn't know it was him but it might have been him and 'Oh gee let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that.' This is a con game being played by the Democrats". "I've never sexually assaulted anyone - not in high school, not ever".
The second accusation against Kavanaugh was reported by the New Yorker and dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale. Ford has agreed to testify on Thursday, after almost a week of fraught negotiations with chair of the Senate judiciary committee, Chuck Grassley.
He has denied both accusations.
The authors of the article, Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer, say that after interviewing more than 36 people The New Yorker couldn't find anyone who would confirm the accuser's allegation. "Facts matter", said McConnell, who like other Republicans, has rejected Democratic calls for the FBI to investigate the allegations.
The reporter also brought up recent allegations from Michael Avenatti, who tweeted that he represents "a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge". "I'm glad we'll be able to hear testimony from both".More news: Theresa May demands European Union 'respects' United Kingdom in Brexit talks
It would be a "horrible insult" and "horrible disgusting thing for future political people, judges" if the Senate doesn't confirm Kavanaugh, Trump said.
This commitment was made in the midst of a fiery speech in which the normally laconic Kentuckian echoed the outraged rhetoric of conservatives deploring the "shameful smear campaign" against Kavanaugh. "I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name - and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building - against these last-minute allegations". Ford claims he groped her at a teen drinking party, although she has been unable to say when or where.
It also underlines the high stakes of Thursday's committee hearing with Christine Blasey Ford, the university professor who accuses Mr Kavanaugh of sexual assault in 1982. She admits that she was drunk.
The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.
Ford's lawyers said "various senators have been dismissive of her account and should have to shoulder their responsibility to ask her questions".
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"He also said the Democrats 'know he's high quality" and that they're "winking at each other".
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, had set several deadlines since Friday for Ford to decide whether and how she would testify before the panel. "The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh", she added.
The note is the latest twist in the tumultuous talks between the committee and Ford.
To be confirmed, Kavanaugh will need the approval of 50 senators.
Trump has called Ford's allegation into question, writing on Twitter on Friday 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".More news: Kerala Musician Balabhaskar, Wife Hurt In Accident; Daughter, 2, Killed