Kavanaugh's confirmation hinges on a handful of key Republican and Democratic senators who have not yet fully tipped their votes. "Here on this floor, this week", McConnell told the chamber.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, has targeted Friday for a vote on Kavanaugh from the full legislative body, a timeframe Democratic Sen.
Murkowski and Collins both say they are satisfied with the scope and pace of the FBI's probe.
President Donald Trump directed the FBI to reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh last Friday. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were "extremely inebriated. and the other people at the party were not".
In the New Haven, Connecticut, police department report, a man named Dom Cozzolino said Kavanaugh had thrown ice on him and Kavanaugh's friend Chris Dudley had thrown a glass that hit him in the ear.
"He committed to vote for this nomination", he said.
On Tuesday, while speaking with reporters at the White House, he acknowledged the rising suspicions about whether Kavanaugh had been truthful to senators on questions about his high school and college-age drinking habits.
Trump also said in response to a reporter's question that it "would not be acceptable" if Kavanaugh had lied to Congress during his testimony. Ludington remembers the incident as being started after Kavanaugh threw a beer at the man, but regardless of what was thrown, the fight culminated with the man, then 21-year-old Dom Cozzolino, going to the hospital after former National Basketball Association player Chris Dudley threw a glass at Cozzolino's ear, causing it to bleed. Chad Ludington, another Yale classmate, told The New York Times the altercation happened while they were drinking at a bar after a concert.
Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man in 1985.
His attorney, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, wouldn't say Tuesday when the interview concluded or what Judge was asked.
"It wouldn't bother me at all" if the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews all three women who have accused Kavanaugh of misconduct, Trump said, adding the accusations of a third accuser, Julie Swetnick, did not appear credible to him.
Mr Kavanaugh has emphatically denied Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her at a gathering when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied all the allegations.
"It's about time", say multiple male professionals in IT and banking Firstpost spoke with this week after Kavanaugh's testimony and immediately after Trump's comments today. McConnell says accusations against Kavanaugh of sexual abuse in the 1980s have been uncorroborated and are unbelievable.
"The politics of personal destruction were willfully unleashed" by Democrats, McConnell said, adding, "This is not politics as usual".
Brett Kavanaugh withdraws from Harvard Law School teaching gig as students sign letter objecting to his role
"We also sent you a series of emails and letters in which we identified witnesses and evidence that would likely assist the FBI in its investigation into Mr. Kavanaugh's sexual assault of Dr. Ford and asked you to forward them to the supervisory agent", the letter reads.
Avenatti, who represents Swetnick, on Monday told Business Insider the Trump administration is "afraid" of what his client might say and rejected the notion her allegations aren't credible. He said Kavanaugh seemed willing to "mislead senators about everything from the momentous to the mundane" to ensure his ascension to the high court.
But Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Kavanaugh could be excused for showing passion.
Kavanaugh's decision came amid more than 800 Harvard Law School graduates signing a letter in less than three days calling on their alma mater to cancel Kavanaugh's appointment as the Samuel Williston Lecturer on Law and disallowing him to teach in the winter term, the Post reported.
The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday.
A Harvard Law School spokesperson confirmed Kavanaugh's decision to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
"You can't lie your way onto the Supreme Court, and with that statement out, he's gone too far", Brookes added.
Senators will then vote on whether to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Joni Ernst in her Senate offices ahead of the Senate confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31. John Kennedy, who sits on the judiciary committee, said that Swetnick's allegations were not included in the agreement reached to authorize an FBI investigation last week.
Some thought the drip-drip of new stories about the judge's college drinking exploits may help their case, arguing that the reports are veering away from the original accusation of assault. But now, you're guilty until proven innocent.
In a White House press conference overnight, the U.S. leader sought to excuse excessive drinking by teenagers, while going beyond Mr Kavanaugh's own testimony on his past use of alcohol to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
"The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close", he said. Last Thursday, he testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing on Dr Ford's allegations.
At least 22 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct between the late 1970s and 2013.
Third Accuser: No 'Human Being Should Treat People' The Way Kavanaugh Behaved
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh said he doesn't know who Swetnick is and "this never happened". The behavior included grabbing girls and fondling them without their consent, she alleged.