The Supreme Court began a new term this week without a full bench as it waits on the FBI to investigate sexual abuse allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Ford said Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothes and held his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming. Judge, identified by Ford as a witness to the alleged assault, has denied any memory of such an incident.
In a letter written on Tuesday to Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray and Federal Bureau of Investigation general counsel Dana Boente, Prof Ford's lawyers noted that it was five days since the fresh background check was launched.
The GOP leader also said a briefing by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents would be "unprecedented and irregular" and not in keeping with previous practice.
"It's a damn sad situation", Trump told the roaring crowd on Tuesday, after chants of "We want Kavanaugh!" All of them", Mr. Schumer told reporters, adding, "We have nothing to do with delay.
Schumer had made the 24-hour demand in a letter to the top Republican, Sen.
Professor Charles Ludington, who teaches at North Carolina State University, said he had seen Judge Kavanaugh slurring his words and staggering after excessive alcohol consumption while at Yale. When I watched Brett and his wife being interviewed on Fox News on Monday, and when I watched Brett deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, I cringed.
President Donald Trump directed the FBI to reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh last Friday. "'I don't remember, '" Trump said at the rally Tuesday in Southaven. "This is a very, very-this is a very hard time".
"Guilty until proven innocent, that's very risky for our country", Trump said.
Meanwhile, President Trump, who had been somewhat restrained in his comments about all this, shifted course Tuesday at a political rally in MS, where he mocked Ford. 'I don't remember, ' How many years ago was it? There are facts that she can not remember: "how she got home, how she got there, where the house was, what the date was". I don't remember. How'd you get there?
"I don't remember", he replied to himself in the Ford voice.
Another: When Trump complained on Twitter this summer about "many years of US foolishness and stupidity, " Kilmeade made an issue of it on the show. Downstairs. I don't know. What neighbourhood was it in? "'I don't know. But I had one beer". 'I don't know. Upstairs. "The other problem is for the people that are real victims of these things, when it is so obviously political in cases like this, I think it diminishes the real claims".
Republicans argue the Kavanaugh debate will drive enthusiasm among men and women. "I hope that they're all contacted because I think that's the best way to find the truth is to interview all of the witnesses". Mitch McConnell, saying lawmakers should have a chance to digest and talk about the report before they have to decide on the judge's fate. The contents are not expected to be made public.
Lindsey Graham released a statement Tuesday, which in part reads: "I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court very soon". Only senators and authorized staff will be able to read them.