Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, requested to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation vote because of allegations against him from a then-anonymous woman. She also accuses Kavanaugh of being a "mean drunk" who made jokes "designed to demean, humiliate and embarrass" girls.
On his way to the committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, Flake was confronted by a woman who said she was the victim of sexual assault.
Ford's allegation emerged last week and has been followed by other allegations.
Earlier in the day, as he questioned Blasey Ford, Blumenthal blasted President Donald Trump for failing to properly investigate the claims of sexual assault against his nominee. This is the most unethical sham since I have been in politics.
Blumenthal told Blasey Ford he believes her account of an attempted rape by Kavanaugh when the two were high schoolers.
Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said over four hours of testimony that a drunken Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to remove her clothing at a gathering of teenagers when he was 17 years old and she was 15.
"I was underneath one of them while the two laughed".
Democrats have rallied strongly behind Ms Ford.
But absent these further steps, how can Flake pretend that Judiciary Committee Senators - and he himself - have done everything they could to get as close as possible to resolving that uncertainty? "Take whatever time you need".
Ford: "They were laughing with each other".
"But let me tell you when it comes to this".
CNN: "A reluctant witness: Christine Blasey Ford finds herself at the center of America's #MeToo reckoning" - "There is little in Christine Blasey Ford's background that prepared her for this moment".
"This is a circus, the consequences will extend long past my nomination", he said.
She said both agreed to keep the letter confidential, but it was leaked to media outlets on September 14. She first used science to describe how she was certain that Kavanaugh was the boy who sexually assaulted her. The Washington Post previously reported she told the paper the party took place near the country club. She said she was "terrified" to testify before the committee and that she she "agonized daily" about whether to come forward with her claim.
Ford said she also sent a tip about Kavanaugh to the Washington Post on July 6, but did not hear back at the time. "I wish that I could express the confidence that some of my colleagues have conveyed about what either did or did not happen in the early 1980s, but I left the hearing yesterday with as much doubt as certainty".
Republicans can advance Kavanaugh's without any support from Democrats, but given their 51-49 seat majority in the chamber, Kavanaugh's supporters can only lose one vote and still advance his nomination. "Oftentimes his privilege to be nominated to the Supreme Court is elevated above women's right to be free from sexual assault".
Lawyer Michael Avenatti has provided a statement from a client to the committee.