"She's willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth, yes, ' Katz told NBC's 'Today Show" on Monday morning.
Kavanaugh has "categorically and unequivocally" denied the allegation, and continued to do so following publication of Ford's detailed account of the incident.
"This has not changed", said White House spokesman Kerri Kupec on Monday.
Kavanaugh had issued a similar statement on Friday, before the identity of his accuser was made public.
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said sworn testimony from both Kavanaugh and Ford on the specific allegation should be considered as part of the record in the judge's hearings. She should not be ignored.
Ford received her PhD from the University of Southern California, master's degrees from Stanford University and Pepperdine University, and her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Judge, who Ford says was there in the room, also denies the allegation, telling the Weekly Standard, "I can recall a lot of rough-housing with guys". She said Sen. Lindsey Graham had told her it could happen as soon as Tuesday and the White House will "respect the process". According to the Post, she contacted the publication's tip line as Kavanaugh was under consideration by President Donald Trump, and she later sent a letter to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who forwarded it to Sen. After her story began to leak, she changed her mind and chose to go public.
The allegation of a violent attempted rape, supported by therapist notes from 2012, is already drawing attacks and character assassination from President Donald Trump's allies, with Trump - himself accused of sexual assault by numerous women - reportedly enraged at what he sees as a conspiracy to bring his chosen judge down. Grassley said he will continue working on a way to hear from Ford "in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner".
Ford also alleges that a friend of Kavanaugh's, Mark Judge, was a participant in the incident.
A split seemed to be emerging among the GOP. Flake did not indicate to the Post how he would vote, but said it was his view "we can't vote until we hear more". Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Preparatory School, a private school in North Bethesda, Md., at the time.
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The Arizona senator is not the only Republican to voice concerns over Mr Kavanaugh's appointment being pushed through at speed, in light of the allegations.
Cramer and Republican Sen. "Flake that we should delay this week's vote", Feinstein said.
The school's head, Susanna Jones, released a statement Sunday calling it "imperative" that Ford's story be heard. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has not delayed the vote.
The judiciary committee has scheduled a vote on the nomination Thursday. Critics have already accused the GOP of fast-tracking the process to get Kavanaugh on the court by October 1, the first day of the fall term.
Grassley said the standard procedure would be to conduct follow-up telephone calls with Kavanaugh and Ford, and that he meant to work with the senior Democrat on the committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, to schedule the calls but that Democrats have refused to cooperate.
Going through the allegation she had made in her letter, Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh and his friend were drunk at the time and that he put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.
Ford told the Post that Kavanaugh "was trying to attack me and remove my clothing" at a teenagers' party one summer in the early 1980s. "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone", he said. Ford has expressed a willingness to speak before the committee, as has Kavanaugh. She did not announce what the accusations against him are or who is making them.
Republicans have not settled on the strategy, the person familiar with the situation said, but were weighing options, including doing nothing.
The committee's 10 Democratic members want to delay the planned vote and allow for an FBI investigation before the panel moves forward.