Senators will hear both sides today, keenly aware of the impact it could have on voters, particularly women, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault. She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not.
She said she was 15 when she attended a party where she encountered Kavanaugh, who was 17 at the time.
Embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing two new sexual assault accusations, including raping a woman on a boat in 1985 and aggressively shoving a woman against the wall of a bar in a sexual way in 1998.
According to NBC News, Taylor Foy, a spokesperson for Judiciary chairman Charles Grassley responded to the release of this letter saying, "We have no reason to assign the letter credibility".
Ford, in her testimony, is due to make clear she has no uncertainty about the identity of her alleged attacker, referring to Kavanaugh as "the boy who sexually assaulted me". The committee regularly receives anonymous letters, some of which are viewed with credibility, but many of which are not.
President Donald Trump held a rare news conference Wednesday just hours before the Senate hearing that could determine the future of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It's ridiculous. Total twilight zone. "I have never observed (nor am I aware of) Brett acting in a physically inappropriate or aggressive manner toward anyone". Trump maintains the accusations against Kavanaugh are baseless. He also took aim at Senate Democrats, calling the entire ordeal "a big, fat con job". He says his allegation did not come "out of nowhere".
"These are human beings, with families and children, people who love them and people who they love and live for, and each is suffering through a very ugly process we have created", Flake said.
"I'm going to see what happens tomorrow".
Mitchell was hired to avoid the optics of an all-male team of Republicans grilling Ford, a lesson learned from the 1991 Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas. "At that point I felt like enough was enough", Ford said.