"Odds are it will be a circus".
But Democrats, already staunchly opposed to President Trump's nominee, wrote their own letter to Mr Grassley objecting to the format of having Judge Kavanaugh and Prof Ford as the only witnesses. We want a person who has erred in his life, who has not "turned the other cheek" as he is now doing, who is not afraid to embrace his flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses because it is this kind of person whom we can trust to make the hard decisions and who will truly value human life and liberties.
"No one believes you", read one message Ford received, a source close to her told the newspaper. That's particularly true given the stakes here. It's a hugely influential role, and knowing the character of the people you are putting on the court is absolutely essential. Unable to get an interview with Ford, they started interviewing neighbors.
The campaign's creator, Heidi Feldman, tells me that she's been in touch with Ford's representatives, and that they're "very appreciative" of the assistance.
"I think he's an extraordinary man". Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) about being assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees Supreme Court nominations, is due to meet next Monday and has invited Ms Ford and Mr Kavanaugh to testify.
While that's the biggest problem with the Wall Street Journal editorial on Ford and Kavanaugh, it's not the only one.
Although Feinstein was told of Ford's claims in July and has vouched for her, she told Fox News on Tuesday that she "can't say everything's truthful". Ford's lawyers said in a letter to Grassley on Tuesday that she has faced "vicious harassment and even death threats" since coming forward on Sunday. But that description of Katz sells the lawyer short.
"I did not know her personally but I remember her".
A biography of King Miranda on the Australia Latin America Foundation website, where she is an associate, notes she is a native of Washington D.C.
Democrats were quick to back her call for a delay.
Grassley said the committee offered Ford "the opportunity to share her story" in a public or a private hearing, or staff interviews, "whichever makes her most comfortable".
"I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh". Even this weekend she could have chosen to remain anonymous. But, they wrote, her life had been "turned upside down" since she went public with her allegations. Um, what? How someone processes an event as traumatic as what Ford alleges happened in high school is an incredibly complex emotional and intellectual process. She went public with her story only after the New Yorker reported on a letter she sent to Sen.
Any defections from Republicans' narrow Senate majority could sink the nomination and deal a major setback to Trump.
How the Republicans and Democrats reacted to the allegations?I'm not sure, politically speaking, that's actually true, but it's also beside the point. Kavanaugh has denied the incident, and he and Judge both deny being at the party in question.
"A full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions", the letter added. It is likely that the hearing will be an absolute circus. What Grassley says here is the same thing the GOP said when Democrats demanded more documents, i.e. we're not delaying this confirmation. "She doesn't know how she got there, when it was and so that would logically be something where she would get questions".