Anita Hill Weighs In On Kavanaugh: It's Still 'Incredibly Difficult' For Accusers

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

No Democrat has come out in support of Kavanaugh's nomination. The woman was able to break free, but she said Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand.

Feinstein confirmed receipt of the letter yesterday and said she turned it over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", they said.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released a letter on Friday signed by 65 women who said they knew Kavanaugh in high school and defended his character. Susan Collins of ME to also vote no. One activist group favoring abortion choice, NARAL, called on Kavanaugh to withdraw from consideration.

The White House called Feinstein's move an "11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation". GOP sources told Politico they expect the final confirmation vote this month unless swing-state Republican Sens. She said the person "strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision".

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Under pressure from other Democratic senators, who had been fighting a pitched battle against Judge Kavanaugh for weeks - largely over access to documents from his years in the George W. Bush White House - Ms. Feinstein called a meeting late Wednesday to share with the lawmakers the letter's contents but not the letter itself. The agency said that is its standard process. The letter was also shared with Feinstein in July. Judge Kavanaugh submitted a questionnaire of over 17,000 pages, participated in two full days of public Senate hearings as well as a private session to discuss his background, and then he answered an additional 1,200 follow-up questions. The spokeswoman said the office has a confidentiality policy regarding casework for constituents.

"Even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power", she said.

Anita Hill statement on sexual allegations against Brett Kavanaugh,"Given the seriousness of these allegations, the government needs to find a fair and neutral way for complaints to be investigated.I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized". Thomas denied the allegations and he was confirmed to the bench.

"The Senate Judiciary Committee should put in place a process that enables anyone with a complaint of this nature to be heard", Hill said in her statement.

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