She added: "This is not an exercise that is created to get at the truth, this is an exercise that's created to terrify somebody that's already been traumatized and it's an effort to try and intimidate and it's of real concern to me".
On Sunday, the Post identified Kavanaugh's accuser as Christine Blasey Ford, 51, a research psychologist in northern California. In her letter, she said she wanted her allegation to be kept confidential, but she said she has chose to finally speak publicly amid heightened media scrutiny, diminishing privacy, and falsehoods about her story.
"Senator Grassley must postpone the vote until, at a very minimum, these serious and credible allegations are thoroughly investigated", Schumer's statement reads. I'm sorry for what she endured as a teenager.
Kavanaugh attended a private school for boys in Maryland while Ford attended a nearby school. In late July, Ford sent a letter through Eshoo's office to Feinstein.
"I think it derailed me substantially for four or five years", Ford said, adding that she faced social and academic struggles and had trouble having healthy relationships with men.
In an interview with the Washington Post she claimed Mr Kavanaugh, now a leading judge, had pinned her to a bed and tried to remove her clothing.
The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
As I have made clear in these pages and on Twitter, I have been a strong supporter of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court thus far. She passed a polygraph test, the results of which The Post reviewed. She said if anyone was going to tell her story, she wanted to be the one to tell it.
Some said they would like Ford to be given a chance to tell her story.
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Ford addresses Feinstein, her senator in California, to provide "information relevant in evaluating the current nominee to the Supreme Court". He's opening the door to Ford to speak her piece, while insisting that her claim not become a vehicle for delay.
Ford said she kept silent about the alleged incident until she was in couples' therapy with her husband in 2012.
Grassley ripped ranking committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) for sitting on the story-she was first made aware of the charge in a letter from Ford in July-and said if Democrats took it seriously, it should have been brought to his attention "much earlier".
Christine Blasey Ford says in the interview with The Washington Post that Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk, she says - corralled her into a bedroom during the party in the early 1980s".
Brett Kavanaugh will more than likely be our next Supreme Court Justice, despite obvious proof that he is unqualified and will work to dismantle civil liberties.
The confirmation should be delayed until there is a full investigation, followed by Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, into Ms. Ford's accusations.
Graham's statement reflects the reality that the current #MeToo movement creates a different political reality than was in play in 1991, when Anita Hill came forward with sexual harassment accusations against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.
Her husband, Russell Ford, said she spoke of being trapped in a room with two drunken boys. "When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth". She said she had spoken to Kavanaugh about the matter on the phone and he was emphatic in his denial.