But he says the testimony presented no evidence to corroborate her allegation that he sexually assaulted her when they were teens.
His yes vote means Kavanaugh will likely be confirmed by the Judiciary Committee Friday.
News of the ABA's letter, which was addressed to Republican Sen.
Collins and Murkowski have appeared to be the most outspoken Republican senators in seeking additional investigation into the allegations of inappropriate behavior that have surfaced against Kavanaugh in recent days.
Asked by Hirono if there was any "political motivation" for her to come forward, Ford said "no" there was not. Asked if there were enough votes to confirm Kavanaugh, he said, "Depends on what happens tomorrow".
During her opening remarks on Thursday, Ford said she was "terrified" to be there but felt it was her "civic duty".
The plans of a handful of other senators remain unknown.
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According to Ramirez's recollection, Kavanaugh thrust his genitalia in her face causing her to touch it as she pushed it away. Ford committed to an "open" hearing after negotiators convened a call on Sunday, her attorneys said in a statement. "If Dr.
The confirmation process of 53-year-old Kavanaugh has found itself in jeopardy after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him as a teenager from a number of women.
"Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him".
Kavanaugh, who is also set to testify on Thursday, has vehemently denied the allegations. "So I believe once he gets to the Supreme Court, he will call the balls and strikes fairly", Conway said.
'I need to go to the hearing, ' he responded.
Flake is not running for re-election in the 2018 midterm elections.
Corker is another outgoing senator who has had his fair share of disagreements with Trump.
Ford was seated at a table in the packed hearing room flanked by her lawyers, facing a bank of senators.
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Judge jumped on the bed, and the second time they toppled over, so that Kavanaugh was no longer on top of her, she said. Thursday's hearing comes as two other named individuals have levied allegations against Kavanaugh.
Sen. Doug Jones, a first-term Democrat from Alabama, said he would vote no on Kavanaugh's bid for the Supreme Court.
At Thursday's hearing, Kavanaugh was a man determined to defend his honor. Some of these Democrats have indicated that they're still undecided on Kavanaugh.
The vote is largely expected to fall along party lines.
Some on Twitter made fun of the notion that who paid for the polygraph was a big deal, while others said that polygraph testing was not a reliable way of determining the truth.
President Donald Trump, who is in NY attending the annual UN General Assembly session, came out in support of his Supreme Court nominee and slammed Avenatti.
He accused Democrats further of trying to use the allegations against Kavanaugh to delay the confirmation process and ultimately prevent President Donald Trump from getting Kavanaugh on the court. Graham said. "What house are they going to go to?" "It takes courage for any woman to speak up about sexual assault, and we need to respect Prof".
The candidate has been relatively tight-lipped on how she intends to vote, while her Republican competitor, Kevin Cramer, has pledged his full support for Kavanaugh.
Second Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify at Senate hearing
There were also lingering questions about whether Deborah Ramirez , Kavanaugh's second accuser, would testify. He also accused Judge Kavanaugh of misleading senators in previous hearings.
Still, he has said that he's keeping an open mind. Hit PLAY on the YouTube video above to watch live coverage (courtesy of NBC News), then drop a comment with your own thoughts below.