But Grassley has struggled to get calls scheduled.
No matter what happens, Democratic strategists say the latest allegations against Kavanaugh will serve as another boost to female turnout, in an election year where Democratic women were already set to boost their ranks.
A potential "no" vote from Flake would complicate the judge's prospects because Republicans control the committee by just 11-10. According to U.S. media, some Republicans on the panel also said the vote should be delayed until the committee can hear Ford's testimony. Joe Donnelly, Ind., and Heidi Heitkamp, N.D., also called for slowing the process.
She says that's up to the Senate Judiciary Committee. "In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. Ford by listening to her and hearing her story", Heitkamp said.
Lawmakers have not made any request for Ford to testify publicly before the Judiciary Committee.
Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation track, but the new allegations have roiled that process. But Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) said that the vote should not be held until senators hear more about the allegations.
Conway later tweeted that Kavanaugh is "willing to add to his dozens of hours of sworn testimony". Kavanaugh has categorically denied the incident occurred, so logically, both he and Ford can not both be telling the truth. "This has not changed".
The judge was seen arriving at the White House on Monday morning but there was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit.
A split seemed to be emerging among the GOP.
He is "a man of character and integrity" who has been widely lauded by other women, she said. Feinstein acknowledged her knowledge of the accusation last week, but kept Ford's identity private until the Sunday Post article. Sen. He said that should happen after a thorough FBI investigation. After his confirmation, in an ABC News / Washington Post poll, 62% of Americans said Thomas should have been confirmed compared to 34% who said he should not. She said that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth when she screamed, and only stopped when another teenager broke up the encounter.
"If there is real substance to this, it demands a response", Murkowski said.
Notes from a later individual therapy session describe a rape attempt when Ford was in her teens.
Ford is not taking a position, Katz said, on whether Kavanaugh ought to withdraw his bid to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
NARAL Pro-Choice America, another major organization on the left fighting against Kavanaugh's nomination, released two new online ads Monday targeting Heller and Maine Sen.
Ms Feinstein on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate Ms Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee". But, feeling that the emotional turmoil would be too great and would have little effect on the nomination, Ford initially declined to go forward. The accusations leveled against him in no way represent the decent young man I knew. Therefore, if Conway is firmly on the side of Kavanaugh being trustworthy - a tough sell, given he has been repeatedly accused of perjuring himself in Senate hearings - it is hard to argue she's willing to really listen to Ford's side of the story.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican committee member, said he "would gladly" hear from Ford if she wanted to appear before the panel, but it would have to be done quickly. A Republican not on the committee, Sen. She says Ford, a Democrat, isn't politically motivated.
"She should be heard", Conway said on Fox TV.