While Dr. Ford's life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. Senators on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.
"Now the whole nation's trying to figure out something that's not really evident", said Sen.
'The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President.
Ms Blasey Ford claims Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.
Democrats have comported themselves horribly during the Kavanaugh hearings, but no one has been more irresponsible than Warren.
"There's a difference between making a mistake and having it be your character", says Cleta Mitchell, a Republican election attorney based in Washington, D.C., and a supporter of Kavanaugh.
Last week, Feinstein released a cryptic statement saying she had "received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court" and referred it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, without specifying the nature of the allegation. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. "I think the American people need to hear from both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh and be able to judge for themselves". She said he covered her mouth with his hand as she attempted to scream. "The invitation for Monday still stands". Unable to get an interview with Ford, they started interviewing neighbors. Democrats refused to participate, saying the seriousness of the charges merited a full FBI investigation.
The accusation comes weeks before Kavanaugh's nomination and has resulted in a political slugfest in the country.
The November 6 congressional elections will determine whether Republicans retain majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives.
Among the GOP defectors was Sen.
Democrats, starting with ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Dianne Feinstein, wanted to protect her privacy.
Collins said that in a telephone conversation with Kavanaugh on Friday he was "absolutely emphatic" that the assault didn't occur. She says that a small group of students were drinking at a home in suburban Maryland, and that Kavanaugh and a friend, Mark Judge, were heavily intoxicated.
In the end, "I doubt very seriously any minds will be changed by this", says Ross Baker, a political scientist and expert on the Senate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Neither Collins nor Murkowski faces re-election this fall.
"Dr. Blasey Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton". She said President George H.W. Bush had asked the FBI to investigate Anita Hill's allegations against Thomas. They also want more witnesses, hoping to avoid what they said would turn into a "he-said-she-said" moment.
It was in couple's counseling with her husband in 2012 that she first described an encounter with Kavanaugh in her freshman year of high school, she would later disclose. Debra S. Katz, Ford's attorney, said on NBC's "Today" that Ford was ready to testify publicly to the Judiciary panel, but she did not respond Monday evening to efforts to learn whether she would appear. He declined to say whether Kavanaugh had offered to withdraw, dismissing the question as "ridiculous".
Ford did not tell anyone about the incident at the time, but The Washington Post reviewed notes from a therapist she saw in 2012 detailing the incident.