Congressman Carter says he's 'offended' by timing of Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing sexual assault allegations.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, said Kavanaugh assaulted her at a summer party in Maryland while they were in high school.
She said Kavanaugh and his friend were "stumbling drunk" and took her into a bedroom. Ford said he pinned her to the bed and groped her over her clothes while his friend watched. She said when she tried to scream, he put his hand over her mouth.
Kavanaugh denied the allegations and so does his friend, Mark Judge, that Ford claims was in the room watching.
Ford said she first wrote a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein in July. However, she said she is now ready to go public with her identity.
Republican Congressman Buddy Carter said he is offended by the timing of it all.
“This is certainly a bad time to bring it up… supposedly Senator Feinstein has known about this since July and she's met with Brett Kavanaugh and didn’t bring it up during that time and just brings it up now. I find politics all over that, however we all want to follow the process,” said Carter.
Both Ford and Kavanaugh will testify at a public hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.
That means the committee's vote on Kavanaugh's nomination this Thursday will be delayed.