For five minutes the two emotionally harangued him as he stood in the corner of an elevator, staring at the floor and looking up occasionally at them with a pained expression as they described their own experiences with sexual assault and pleaded with him not to agree to putting Kavanaugh on the court. Harvard Law spokespeople twice declined to comment and once did not respond to the Crimson's multiple requests for clarity on whether Harvard will allow Kavanaugh to continue serving as a Lecturer on Law. Amar, who penned a New York Times op-ed in support of Kavanaugh's nomination shortly after it was announced, has since called for an investigation of the sexual assault claims against the judge. She said an inebriated Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and tried to remove her clothes but she broke free and ran out of the room.
Kavanaugh also confirmed that he has no intentions to withdraw his nomination from the Supreme Court, and that he will soldier forward through to the Senate Judiciary Committee final vote.
Democrats and outside groups had been calling for the FBI's involvement since the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford and other women first surfaced that Kavanaugh had assaulted them or committed other such acts - allegations that Kavanaugh strongly denies.
The editorial doesn't attempt to parse whether Kavanaugh's or Ford's testimony was more credible.
Mr Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegation in hours of evidence.
As part of its review of Kavanaugh's qualifications, the ABA's Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary found that Kavanaugh "enjoys an excellent reputation for integrity and is a person of outstanding character", contributing to its unanimous "well-qualified" rating. "That's why I have well unanimous, well-qualified rating from the American Bar Association", Kavanaugh testified.
The most recent of these calls came from Yale, Kavanaugh's alma mater for both undergraduate studies and law school. McConnell promised that there will be a vote "in the near future", and his lieutenants said they're going to try to vote Kavanaugh out of committee this Friday - on the morning after Ford's testimony.
"I thought today that he evaded questions", she said.
'From something I witnessed personally, ' Brookes said. "We have to be sure we do due diligence", he said.
"I think it will be better for the country that this FBI investigation occur", Sen. "But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone". "She was like smiling, pretty happy", said Quinnipiac Student Scott Pitz. "I was completely astounded when I saw she signed that letter".
Late on Friday, Trump ordered the FBI to reopen its investigation into Kavanaugh over sexual misconduct allegations, but said the work must be done in less than a week.
"Based on what we publicly know as far as the universe of people, I don't see any reason why the FBI could not complete an investigation within one week", said Mark Zaid, a Washington lawyer and expert in security clearance and background investigations.