Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said on radio's "Hugh Hewitt Show" said that he'd not yet received confirmation from Ford that she would appear at the hearing, despite several attempts to reach her camp.
"Now, just one week after Christine Blasey Ford shared her story, Republicans want to repeat past mistakes", Feinstein charged, "rushing the process to hold a hearing".
Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate judiciary committee.
Kavanaugh's best friend in high school, Mark Judge, actually wrote a memoir entitled "Wasted" about his high school days. Quoting Justice Thomas from his nomination hearing, Mr. Feehery said this seems like another "high-tech lynching", this time "of a white Irish Catholic guy". "We've got two people involved", Grassley said, "and two people ought to be able to present their stories and then we'll have to be the jury".
"Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday", Kavanaugh added.
For example, a friend and neighbor of Blasey Ford's told the San Jose Mercury News that Blasey Ford told her of the incident in 2017 before Kavanaugh was nominated.
Kavanaugh, 53, has denied the allegations, calling them "completely false".
President Donald Trump-backed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's elevation to the apex court is under jeopardy after a woman alleged sexual abuse against him.
Harris asserted that agents in the FBI "are really well equipped to do this kind of investigation, but they're not being given the authority to do it" by the Justice Department or the Trump White House. When she went to use the bathroom, she claims she was pushed into a bedroom by Kavanaugh, and that he pinned her down and, laughing, tried to take off her clothes.
If the Judiciary committee's timetable slips, it would become increasingly hard for Republicans to schedule a vote before midterm elections on November 6 elections, when congressional control will be at stake. "I am, anyway, and I think most of us are".
Ford, now 51, told the newspaper that Kavanaugh threw her down on a bed, grinding his body against hers and trying to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she was wearing over it. Ford said when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Judiciary Committee member who has clashed bitterly with Trump and is retiring from the Senate. "Monday is her opportunity", AP quoted Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell as saying, a line that was echoed by other Republicans throughout the day.
Democrats say they want the FBI to investigate Ford's claims.
Republicans on the committee had hoped to hold a vote to move Kavanaugh's nomination forward to a full Senate vote as early as Thursday of this week.
Still, Conway and other Republicans are going out of their way to say they want Ford and Kavanaugh to be heard.