Vote was scheduled for Thursday.
Jonathan Martin at The New York Times tweeted out that Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Republicans decided on a new hearing for Brett Kavanaugh on Monday.
Seung Min Kim at The Washington Post tweeted that Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters that a public hearing with Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault will occur on Monday.
The White House has confirmed it as well. From CNN:
Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of physical and sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify, a source with knowledge of the schedule tells CNN.
Both have indicated they are willing to testify about the allegations.
“Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to a hearing where he can clear his name of this false allegation. He stands ready to testify tomorrow if the Senate is ready to hear him,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Monday.
It will start at 10AM ET in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
If you’ve been following our open thread on Kavanaugh, this shouldn’t shock anyone.
Sen. Susan Collins, a swing Republican senator and one who has received threats from leftist activists, voiced her desire to have a hearing with both Kavanaugh and Ford:
“I want to have both individuals come before the Senate Judiciary Committee and testify under oath,” Collins said to reporters Monday on Capitol Hill. She said there are still a lot of questions, and “we need to know what happened.”
“Obviously, if Judge Kavanaugh has lied about what happened that would be disqualifying,” Collins said, but she added that she had spoken to Kavanaugh on the phone Friday and he had emphatically denied the allegations.
Republican Sens. Bob Corker, Roy Blunt, and Jeff Flake, who is a member of the committee, had asked the party to delay the confirmation vote to hear from both sides.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. From The Wall Street Journal:
Judge Kavanaugh has strongly denied Mrs. Ford’s accusation, and in his first public statement since a Washington Post report identified California Mrs. Ford as the accuser, he said Monday it “is a completely false allegation.”
He added: “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone.” He said he didn’t know who was making the accusation “until she identified herself yesterday.”
Judge Kavanaugh visited the White House Monday morning as reports of the allegations dominated news coverage.
Earlier today, Ford’s lawyer told CNN that her client was willing to testify:DONATE
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