Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco told KTVU that Kavanaugh should have to undergo a lie detector test, just like Ford id. He has been meeting with White House officials this week.
"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee", Grassley wrote to Ford on Wednesday.
Ford, who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens and he was a football star at Georgetown Prep, is calling for an FBI investigation before she testifies before the committee, so as not to be walking into a made-for-TV he-said-she-said storyline.
It was thought that Ford had stated through her attorney Debra Katz that she was willing to testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegations, but the conditions have changed. Lisa Murkowski, each has now expressed consternation at Ford's apparent unwillingness to testify soon.
Chairman Chuck Grassley is also setting deadlines.
Editor's Note: On Tuesday night, CNN reported that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Ford, wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe allegations before she testifies.
"Otherwise, there are these very serious allegations hanging over the head of a nominee who has emphatically denied them", she said on radio WVOM in Bangor. Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear again before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday following allegations that have endangered his appointment to the Supreme Court.
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Interested in Supreme Court?Dianne Feinstein Wednesday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said accuser Christine Blasey Ford has had plenty of time to prepare testimony about Kavanaugh's alleged assault.
"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth", Banks wrote. "We want to get to the bottom of everything". "She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday".
"Doing so would not only signal that sexual assault accusations are not important". Patty Murray saying Thursday that Republicans should be "ashamed" for pushing forward without a fair investigation. They say they want to give Ford, now a professor at Palo Alto University, every chance to tell her story. She escaped only when a friend toppled them, she said. "If she shows up that would be wonderful".
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted that it was "imperative" to move forward on the Kavanaugh vote.
He has called the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh "a drive-by shooting".
Fellow Republican Susan Collins of ME said she hoped Prof Ford would "reconsider and testify" on Monday.
Grassley's omission of Judge, who has denied an attack occurred, and other possible witnesses, drew the ire of Feinstein, the top Democrat on the judiciary panel that is considering Kavanaugh's nomination and held four days of testimony earlier this month, including hours of questioning of Kavanaugh.
"In recognition of how hard it can be to discuss allegations of this kind in public, I have also offered her the choice of testifying in either a public or closed session of the hearing", he wrote.