Kavanaugh, Ford invited the Senate judiciary hearing, Thursday’s vote is delayed, sources say

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President Trump reports praises Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the midst of allegations of sexual misconduct; chief White House correspondent John Roberts.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, judge Brett Kavanaugh and Prosecutor Christine Blasey Ford invited showed up a public hearing next week, according to decades-old sexual assault allegations in recent weeks. Multiple sources have told Fox News on Thursday, the Committee confirmation vote was postponed.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said that the hearing “, the recent accusations to a complete airing.”


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“As I said, anyone who has done as Dr. Ford, deserves to be heard,” Grassley said in a statement on Monday that he had tried to found, to the panel staff telephone interviews with both Kavanaugh and Ford.

Democrats, however, rejected the private interviews and want the FBI of the allegations to investigate, as a park of the judges of the background investigation.

President Trump earlier Monday said he was open to a shift in the confirmation process in Congress while charges against Kavanaugh to be investigated.


“If there was a small delay, it will take a bit of a delay,” Trump. “It should not be very much.”

Kavanaugh has a violent sexual assault denied the allegations, which Ford allegedly took place when the two were in high school.

“This is a completely false claim. I’ve never done something that describes the Prosecutor said to her, or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said in a statement. “Because it never happens, I had no idea who made the accusation, until you identified yesterday.”

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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Monday said that he “voted no” if, in a public hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford was not agreed to.

Flake said that Ford deserves the accusations to be heard, and said hearing is the “best” and “the only process we have.”

Similar feelings, South Carolina Sen. Lindsesy Graham said, the confirmation process can’t go forward without listening to Ford.

“Let us say that if for some reason [Kavanaugh’ s hearing] implodes next week, worked the system,” Graham said.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Peter Doocy, and Alex helped Pappas to this report.

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