A White House spokesperson said on Sunday that the Trump administration is continuing to stand with Judge Brett Kavanaugh after a woman came forward and described an alleged sexual assault. She said she escaped after Kavanaugh's friend entered the room and jumped on top of both of them.
The magazine reported the allegation in the letter was "that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to hide the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand".
"I believe that the member that first received that letter was as late as July, and quite honestly, I'm shocked that the matter didn't come up in the almost 32 hours of testimony that Judge Kavanaugh was before us, in the open sessions or the almost hour, hour and a half session that we had in a closed session", Tillis said Sunday.
She added: "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing".
Feinstein's spokesman Tom Mentzer said last week that the senator "took these allegations seriously and believed they should be public", but, "the woman in question made it clear she did not want this information to be public".
Jones said he would bring up the accusation if he gets a chance to meet with Kavanaugh and is otherwise still deliberating on his vote for the Supreme Court choice.
Kavanaugh has denied the charges.
"I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court". She didn't say anything in the confirmation hearing, she didn't say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh when the senators and nominee met privately.
"Sexual assault, in high school, from an anonymous source?"
Maggie Hassan is among the growing list of senators who have said that they will not support the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to U.S. Supreme Court.
Feinstein won't disclose the information publicly, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed it has included it in Kavanaugh's background file at the committee, now available confidentially to all senators. A Democratic aide and another person familiar with the letter confirmed Friday to The Associated Press that the allegation is sexual in nature.
Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University who teaches in a consortium with Stanford University.
A spokeswoman for Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., declined to confirm reports that the congresswoman had forwarded a letter containing the allegations to Feinstein.
But her story leaked as it was reported Feinstein had the letter and was refusing to share it with her Democratic colleagues.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, is pushing ahead with plans for a committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next Thursday.
According to the Post, for weeks Ford declined to speak on the record "as she grappled with concerns about what going public would mean for her and her family - and what she said was her duty as a citizen to tell the story". Hassan said Collins will make her own decision. 'Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and terror about retaliation'.