Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, has overcome a committee vote, but now there will be a delay in the full Senate vote for confirmation.
TV footage of the confrontation showed the two women blocking the Arizona senator from closing the elevator door.
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he would vote to forward Kavanaugh's nomination by President Donald Trump to succeed the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court if the final vote in the upper chamber is delayed one week for the new Federal Bureau of Investigation review. One woman begged Flake to look her in the eye.
Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee members, Sen.
If confirmed to a lifetime Supreme Court appointment, Kavanaugh would consolidate conservative control of the nation's highest court and advance Trump's broad effort to shift the American judiciary to the right. Both women cried as they spoke to him.
"If Kavanaugh's reputation and Ford's privacy had to be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, the committee Democrats were not going to let basic decency prevent them from using the courts as an alternative path to the political ends they can not reach through legislation", Mendoza explained. His account has been particularly sought after because, unlike Kavanaugh, Judge has not denied Ford's allegations but has said he has no memory that such an assault occurred.
The FBI has already reached out to Kavanaugh's Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, who has accused Kavanaugh of shoving his genitals in her face and forced her to touch his penis without her consent.
Later that day, Trump ordered the investigation and that it be limited in scope and completed by next Friday.
Swetnik claimed that she was raped by such a group at a party where Kavanaugh and Judge were present. "And of course Jeff Flake is exactly that", Carlson added.
After Kavanaugh was approved on an 11-10 party-line vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee said it would request that the administration instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation with respect to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.
Ramirez's lawyer, John Clune, said agents want to interview her and she has agreed to cooperate. Democrats and Christine Blasey Ford have repeatedly demanded such an investigation.
But he said that no matter what the investigation finds, he will oppose Kavanaugh's nomination based on his judicial record.
"I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh", he said.