Kavanaugh denies allegation about high school misconduct

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

He said that Booker and Harris, who asked about Kavanaugh's possible relationship with private Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz' firm, want liberal activist judges who "rewrite the Constitution every other Thursday". The letter noted that the signatories included women from "a broad range of political views". Now he is being accused of sexual harassment by a former classmate he went to high school with in the early 1980s.

A spokeswoman for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., declined to confirm reports that the congresswoman had forwarded a letter containing the allegations to Feinstein.

Questions swirled on Thursday when Feinstein declined to explain what information she was provided about Kavanaugh that she chose to share with authorities. "We had over 240 protesters who stood up screaming". "For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect", the women said in the letter sent Friday to Senate Judiciary leaders.

Tillis also questioned the timing of the letter's existence becoming public, and why the letter's author would not come forward in a confidential setting.

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"If they were serious about it", he said, "they should have told us about it". "It is critical in matters of sexual misconduct to protect the identity of the victim when they wish to remain anonymous, and the senator did so in this case", the spokesman said.

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he won't let Kavanaugh's confirmation be stalled by the allegation, which he called "wholly unverifiable". Dianne Feinstein since July, but it only recently surfaced.

The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Sen.

On Thursday, Feinstein said she had received "information" regarding Kavanaugh and has passed it on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. One of Kavanaugh's law clerks spearheaded the effort Thursday and sent the letter to Grassley's office Friday, the aide said. After a few minutes of debate, the committee voted along party lines, 11-10, to set the committee's vote for September 20 at 1:45 p.m. It added the letter to Kavanaugh's file but has not opened a criminal investigation. The call was already scheduled before the allegation emerged and Collins' office declined to provide any details about their discussion. Judge Kavanaugh submitted a questionnaire of over 17,000 pages, participated in two full days of public Senate hearings as well as a private session to discuss his background, and then he answered an additional 1,200 follow-up questions.

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