Sen. Bob Corker says the Senate Judiciary Committee should move forward with the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if the panel doesn’t hear from Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault.
"After learning of the allegation, Chairman Chuck Grassley took immediate action to endure both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh have the opportunity to be heard, in public or private. Republicans extended a hand in good faith. If we don't hear from both sides on Monday, let's vote," the Tennessee Republican tweeted Tuesday night.
Christine Blasey Ford on Sunday went public with charges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, an allegation that has roiled his confirmation hearing.
She said she was 15 and a student at the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Md. Kavanaugh would have been 17 at Georgetown Preparatory School. Kavanaugh and a friend — both allegedly “stumbling drunk” at a small gathering of teens that night — corralled her into a bedroom in a house in Montgomery County, pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes.
Grassley invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on the allegations Monday, but Ford’s attorney Tuesday called for an FBI investigation ahead of the hearing.
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