Over the weekend, Ford went public with her allegation in an interview with the Washington Post, claiming that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a party in the 80s and that she did not speak of this until 2012, during couples therapy.
"We will delay the process until it's finished out", Trump said.
"This is a remarkable moment with echoes of the past, but also stark differences", said Nan Aaron, the founder and president of the Alliance for Justice, a liberal judicial advocacy group, "I can tell you, every woman in America will be watching how this unfolds". "Most importantly I want the American people to be happy because they're getting somebody that is great". When asked if Kavanaugh had offered to withdraw, Trump replied that was a "ridiculous question". There is an alleged witness and accomplice, Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge.
The federal circuit judge declared he had "never done anything like what the accuser describes".
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him, while Ford has stated through her attorney Debra Katz that she is willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegations.
Mr Grassley had earlier stopped short of calling for a public hearing, or for delaying the committee's vote on Mr Kavanaugh which was originally planned for Thursday of this week.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa (L), accompanied by Sen. What really bothers me and gets me so angry is that the White House is victimizing this person [.] Why should we participate in a victimization who has the courage to come forward?
Republican Senator Susan Collins, considered a key potential swing vote, tweeted that both should testify under oath. The letter, signed by 65 women who say they knew Kavanaugh in high school. insists that the judge "has behaved honorably and treated women with respect". They also plan to question Ford's credibility and point out that she did not tell anyone about the incident when it first happened.
"We are alumnae of Holton-Arms School, and we are writing in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a fellow Holton graduate". He groped her and tried to pull off her clothes and a one-piece bathing suit - all while holding his hand over her mouth so she couldn't scream.