Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he did not "intend to allow Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to be stalled because of an 11th hour accusation that Democrats did not see fit to raise for over a month". Dianne Feinstein of California, said in a statement that she notified federal authorities about information she received about Kavanaugh from a source who "strongly requested confidentiality".
Ronan Farrow, who co-authored The New Yorker article, told CNN that some members of the Senate Judiciary Committee "feel that there was a missed opportunity to fully interrogate this allegation".
The FBI has since declined to open an investigation into the undisclosed allegations; forwarding the letter to the White House to be included in Kavanaugh's background check.
Even Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is displeased with the way Kavanaugh has been treated by the Senate. Equally awful was the recent op-ed from a White House insider underscoring President Donald Trump's incompetence.
The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday.
Collins held an hourlong phone call with Kavanaugh on Friday, her spokeswoman confirmed. Susan Collins of ME to also vote no.
"Senator Schumer promised to 'oppose Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything I have, ' and it appears he is delivering with this 11th-hour attempt to delay his confirmation", Kupec said. The agency said that is its standard process.
"Given the seriousness of these allegations, the government needs to find a fair and neutral way for complaints to be investigated", Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University, said in a statement Friday.
A spokeswoman for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., declined to confirm reports that the congresswoman had forwarded a letter containing the allegations to Feinstein.
Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of workplace sexual harassment during his confirmation hearing back in 1991, said she has seen "firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser and no one should have to endure that again". The allegation was not raised at any time during the judge's confirmation hearings.
The New Yorker on Friday reported details of the allegations made by the woman contained in a letter that the magazine said was given to the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen.
"Even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power", she said.