Democrats are calling on Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay a scheduled vote Thursday on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after a woman accusing him of misconduct when they were in high school came forward.
Christine Blasey Ford's decision to go on the record Sunday in the Washington Post with the claims she wrote in a letter alleging Kavanaugh assaulted her in the 1980s at a party have intensified Kavanaugh's confirmation process. Although Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley plans to set up calls with both Ford and Kavanaugh, as of Sunday afternoon, the committee still intended to move forward with the vote Thursday. Grassley, as the top Republican on the committee, controls its schedule.
But some Republicans, too, expressed hesitation Sunday. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said they want to hear from Ford, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, told Politico it would be best for the committee to not vote on Kavanaugh until the committee hears Ford out.