"That can not happen in this case", Schumer said.
Republicans control a majority in the Senate and thus can approve his nomination with a majority of votes. He's opening the door to Ford to speak her piece, while insisting that her claim not become a vehicle for delay.
"We need to hear from her". Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME and Murkowski of Alaska haven't said whether they'll vote to confirm Kavanaugh, nor have a handful of Democrats from states that backed Trump in 2016. A positive vote would set up a debate by the full Senate.
Ms Ford, who is now 51, works at Palo Alto University in California.
According to the Post, Ford told her husband and a therapist about the assault years before Kavanaugh was close to a Supreme Court nomination.
'These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid, ' she told the paper.
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While his friend watched, Ford said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes.
Ms Ford identified Mr Judge as the friend who jumped on top of her and Mr Kavanaugh. Ford said she locked herself in a bathroom before leaving the house. In late July, Ford sent a letter through Eshoo's office to Feinstein.
According to the Post, she sent a letter to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) in late July, and that was forwarded to Sen.
The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, agreed to go public with her story to The Washington Post, after calling the publication's tip line earlier this summer. Katz, who recommended Ford take the test, later provided the The Post with the results, which maintain that Ford told the truth when she affirmed the accuracy of her allegations against Kavanaugh.
"If she does want to be heard, she should do so promptly", Corker said.
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If Ford's claims withstand such scrutiny, then senators should consider them before voting to place Judge Kavanaugh on the highest court in the land.
Judge also has denied in newspaper interviews that the incident occurred. On Friday, as word of the accusations began to circulate but his accuser's identity was not publicly known, the White House released a letter from 65 women who said they knew Kavanaugh in high school and could attest to his character.
Ford's husband, Russell Ford, told the Post his wife's allegations are relevant, and that "Supreme Court nominees should be held to a higher standard".
Feinstein said Sunday that the FBI should investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh before the committee moves forward with his nomination.
"It has always been Mrs. Ford's decision whether to come forward publicly", the statement reads. "For any woman, sharing an experience involving sexual assault - particularly when it involves a politically connected man with influence, authority and power - is extraordinarily hard", the senator wrote.
The panel would also likely seek testimony from Mark Judge, Mr Kavanaugh's friend and classmate. While there is a groundswell of support for Ford on social media, it is disheartening that the way we treat victims has not changed in the 27 years since Anita Hill accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
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She added: "This is not an exercise that is created to get at the truth, this is an exercise that's created to terrify somebody that's already been traumatized and it's an effort to try and intimidate and it's of real concern to me".