WASHINGTON – President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is denying an accusation he sexually assaulted a teenage girl while he was in high school.
On Sunday, a professor from California said that in the early 1980’s Brett Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to take her clothes off at house party.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Democrats and some Republicans are now calling for that to be delayed and for the accuser to testify before the Senate.
“I have said that I believe in order for me to access the credibility of these allegations that I want to have both individuals come before the senate judiciary committee and testify under oath,” says Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine.
“She’s telling the truth. She took a polygraph. She mentioned this in her therapy sessions in 2012, and she came forward before this nominee was nominated,” says Debra Katz.
President Trump said this afternoon he’s open to delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.
And just within the last few minutes, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said they will now hold a public hearing with both Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser.
That is now scheduled for next Monday.