All four came out against Kavanaugh's confirmation, but they said that at the very least the Senate should wait until the remaining confidential documents regarding Kavanaugh's White House history are released to the public, and for there to be a proper inquiry into the sexual misconduct allegations that Christine Ford brought against him.
The White House said that the FBI has repeatedly investigated Mr Kavanaugh since the 1990s for highly sensitive positions he has held, including in the office of independent counsel Ken Starr, at the White House and his current post on the federal appeals court in Washington.
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The hearing will happen on Monday.
Jeff Flake and a handful of other Republican senators broke with leadership Monday and won a delay of a scheduled vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, after allegations of a decades-old sexual assault surfaced.
"If they delay a little bit just to make sure everybody's happy - they want to be happy", said Trump. But the president said Kavanaugh's nomination is "on track".
"Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation", Trump wrote on Twitter in February. He declined to say whether Kavanaugh had offered to withdraw, dismissing the question as "ridiculous".
The woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault revealed her identity Sunday in an interview with The Washington Post.
She said that at a party in suburban Maryland in the early 1980s, a drunken Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes.
"There's a difference between making a mistake and having it be your character", says Cleta Mitchell, a Republican election attorney based in Washington, D.C., and a supporter of Kavanaugh.
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I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone, ' Kavanaugh said in a statement provided by the White House.
While of a different nature, Trump views the Kavanaugh situation through the same lens: unfair allegations made to personally hurt him. She said if anyone was going to tell her story, she wanted to be the one to tell it. After her story began to leak, she changed her mind and made a decision to go public.
Eshoo's statement doesn't refer to Ford by name.
But White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took pains to display concern for Kavanaugh's accuser. Chuck Schumer, immediately called for it to be postponed, though Republicans gave no indication Sunday that they would accede to the calls by Democrats, most of whom already publicly oppose Kavanaugh.
The Republican-controlled Senate panel had been committed to a vote on Kavanaugh on Thursday despite the fast-moving developments of the past week.
That initial report, in the Intercept, caught committee Democrats by surprise, who had been kept in the dark about the letter Feinstein received July 30, according to several Democratic sources. Critics have accused the GOP of fast-tracking the process to get Kavanaugh on the court by October 1, the first day of the fall term.
The committee's 10 Democratic members want to delay the planned vote and allow for an FBI investigation before the panel moves forward. Harris told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that Christine Blasey Ford, the woman behind the allegations, has "nothing to gain" by stepping forward. Early Monday afternoon, the Maine Republican tweeted, "Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee".
Sen. John Cornyn said earlier in the day that the allegations should be "treated with the seriousness it deserves", though he refrained from saying that the confirmation hearing should be reopened, or the vote set for Thursday should be delayed.
"I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", he said in a statement.
After some initial reluctance by GOP hierarchy, there will now be a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday on the matter. Her attorney said Ford is "not motivated at all by politics".
Ford's husband told the Post that she used Kavanaugh's name in the therapy sessions and anxious he would be nominated to the Supreme Court.