That's been followed by a new claim against Kavanaugh by another woman.
Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes during a party during their high school years, while Ramirez (as reported by the New Yorker) says that Kavanaugh allegedly "exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent".
In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh denies the event ever happened. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, to immediately postpone confirmation proceedings until the FBI could investigate.
"Last night, Senate Democrats continued their smear campaign against Judge Brett Kavanaugh with a thinly sourced article accusing Judge Kavanaugh of conduct that no eyewitness can even corroborate". He did not offer any evidence, except to cite the New Yorker report that the committee's Democratic staff were made aware of the allegations.
The allegation is now under investigation by the offices of a pair of Democratic senators.
And now, according to The New Yorker, a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale, Deborah Ramirez, has come forward with an additional allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior by Kavanaugh - which Kavanaugh has also denied.
After "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections" to speak publicly, the report said. A sign on her front door indicated she would have no comment.
Kavanaugh said while there were high school parties with beer and he wasn't ideal, "I'm a good person". "She did not flag this for those Democrats".
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In a statement on Sunday evening, Chuck Grassley, the judiciary committee chair, said his office contacted Avenatti as soon as the lawyer announced he may have information relevant to sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh's nomination hangs precariously.
Mr Kavanaugh's nomination hangs precariously, with a handful of senators in both parties undecided on his nomination.
Proceeding with Kavanaugh seems to give Republicans their best shot at filling the Supreme Court vacancy - and giving the court an increasingly conservative tilt - before November's elections, when GOP Senate control is in play. And they know the truth. She said, point-blank, I don't want to ruin anyone's life, but she feels this is a serious claim.
And now, another purported witness named by Ford, Leland Ingham Keyser, says she doesn't know Kavanaugh and doesn't recall attending a party with him. Kavanaugh, 53, is now a judge on the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter.
Linda Sarsour signals for quiet as activists opposed to President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrate before being arrested, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.
Trump has questioned Ford's account, tweeting Friday that "if the attack.was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed" with police. A breakthrough came over the weekend as Ford agreed to testify.
MacCallum continued to press, asking, "So you're saying through all these years that were in question you were a virgin?"