"Everything I know about Judge Kavanaugh suggests he's not this kind of person", Graham continued. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, asking for a subpoena of Mark Judge, the man who Ford says was present while Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her. Judge has submitted two written statements denying Ford's account of the assault, saying he did not recall the events she described and never saw that behavior from Kavanaugh.
The allegations against the Supreme Court nominee were put on display on Thursday in riveting testimony before the Senate committee when Christine Blasey Ford told her side of events that occurred decades ago and Kavanaugh delivered a defiant rebuttal.
The Senate will hold the first procedural vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Saturday.
A good agent, he said, "would address Kavanaugh's behavior and demeanor and credibility during his high school years".
After huddling privately with his colleagues, Flake announced that he would vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate only if the Federal Bureau of Investigation were to investigate the allegations against the judge.
Democrats have maintained that all allegations should be subject to an FBI investigation, but Republicans have said a committee investigation is sufficient.
On Friday, President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to reopen the background check into Kavanaugh after the Senate Judiciary Committee requested the president to make the request for a "supplemental" investigation with a week-long deadline. Only the White House can order the FBI investigation, which Democrats have demanded.
The Kavanaugh nomination has turned into a political firestorm ahead of November congressional elections and is threatening to derail Trump's push to get a conservative-minded majority on the top court ahead of the vote.
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One of the biggest disputes in the Brett Kavanaugh saga has not been over what questions should be asked about the alleged sexual misconduct of which he's been accused and which he strongly denies - but who asks them. Democratic senators questioned her directly, but the 11 Republican members on the committee instead chose to have a female sex crimes prosecutor from Arizona question Ford.
Committee members had little time to review Thursday's extraordinary testimony from Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford, who accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were high school students in 1982.
Experts say the work can be done in a matter of days in most circumstances.
A second woman, Deborah Ramirez of Colorado, claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a drunken party when they were freshmen at Yale. "That you will let people like that go into the highest court of the land and tell everyone what they can do with their bodies".
When asked by the media if the nomination come to the full Senate floor for a vote, Grassley responded "Depends on what happens tomorrow".
That increases the pressure on a handful of colleagues who haven't yet said whether they back Kavanaugh: Republican Sens.
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard explosive testimonies from Kavanaugh and Ford.
Kavanaugh broke down other times, including when he spoke of his childhood friends who have been forced into the spotlight and those who have stuck up for his reputation. In recent weeks, he's acted as a committee liaison to the Democrats and moderates Republicans urging a slower process. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, to determine the future of Kavanaugh's nomination.