Sen. Bob Corker to Vote 'Yes' on Kavanaugh: 'Nothing Corroborates the Allegation'

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"We're going to vote in the morning and we're going to move forward", McConnell told journalists, adding in a later statement that the full Senate would vote "in the coming days".

Democrats have rallied strongly behind Ford.

Trump postponed a Thursday meeting on his possibly to-be-fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, instead planning "to meet next week", a White House spokeswoman said.

"Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, there were signs the remarkable testimony before the panel - in which Kavanaugh angrily declared his innocence and Ford calmly recounting the moment in which she says he attacked her - had registered negatively with two organizations whose support Kavanaugh had earlier received. He evaded questions about calling for an FBI investigation and proclaimed that "you'll never get me to quit".

Ms Ford has said Mr Kavanaugh trapped her on a bed and tried undressing her, grinding his body against her and muffling her cries with her hand.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), himself a military lawyer, set the bar for Republican questions by laying into the committee Democrats, accusing them of not caring for the truth at all and victimizing both Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. She said he and Judge had also turned the music up to a loud volume.

He strongly denied Ford's allegation, but said he believed she had been the victim of a sexual assault.

"The basic principles that underscore the Senate's constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and facts by the FBI", Carlson wrote to Chairman Charles Grassley and ranking committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein in the letter, reported earlier by The Washington Post.

Dr Ford was lauded for her testimony and her bravery by various Democrats and by a large number of supporters around the world.

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But Democrats have not figured out whether they will boycott Friday afternoon's committee vote.

Trump had a more formal reaction after the hearing, tweeting that Kavanaugh delivered a "powerful, honest, and riveting" performance, and demanding Senate confirmation. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Trump criticized Democrats for the last-minute hearing and their treatment of his Supreme Court nominee.

In an apparent effort to appeal to senators on the fence, as well as to clear his name and unload on what he described as a deeply unfair and partisan process, Kavanaugh abandoned much of his prepared remarks to blast the proceedings as a "disgrace" and a "circus".

Kavanaugh, who has two daughters, said one of his girls said they should "pray for the woman" making the allegations against him, referring to Ford. According to his prepared testimony, Kavanaugh plans to tell senators that he "said and did things in high school that make me cringe now" - but that he "never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford describes". Kavanaugh, now 53, has denied them all and awaited his own chance to testify later Thursday.

The Kavanaugh nomination process appears to have driven a deep wedge between members on opposite sides of the aisle.

"I do not know how I will assess the credibility of these witnesses - these human beings - on the grave matters that will be testified to, because I have not yet heard a word of their testimony", he said.

"I believed he was going to rape me", she said in her opening statement.

As to whether he had a message for undecided senators like Collins and Murkowski, Trump said "they have to do what they think is right" and be comfortable with themselves. "I intend to vote for you and I hope everybody who is fair-minded will", he told Kavanaugh. "There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly".