Kavanaugh, a former White House staff secretary to George W. Bush, vehemently denies the accusations, vowing to fight what he has denounced as 'smears, pure and simple'. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, said he is not releasing the woman's name because he is concerned for her safety.
He accused Democrats of "playing a con game".
Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, has been the subject of mounting sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks. Defiant and sometimes emotional, Kavanaugh said that he "never sexually assaulted anyone", defending himself against allegations that threaten to unravel his confirmation.
If Kavanaugh is defeated or withdraws, the midterm elections will be held before another nominee can be confirmed, and Democrats have an outside chance of winning a Senate majority.
'Again the president has been clear: let them speak but also let Judge Kavanaugh speak and let's let him tell his side of the story before we allow allegations determine his entire future, ' she added. "She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not", Trump told reporters in NY.
"Who is going to want to go before the system to be a Supreme Court judge or a judge or even a politician?" he said.
Hatch, a strong Kavanaugh backer, told reporters he expects the committee to vote on confirmation by the end of the week.
And McConnell on Monday accused Democrats of trying to "smear" Kavanaugh, which is a disingenuous claim.
"I mean, charges come up from 36 years ago that are totally unsubstantiated?" Describing a party at Yale University, where she and Kavanaugh were enrolled at the time, Ramirez claims Kavanaugh exposed himself and thrust his penis in her face before she was able to push him away. The women in his administration who serve as Trump's aides and senators rubbished her claims as well, leading to this viral Twitter storm as thousands of women now came forward to address why women are reluctant to talk about their trauma. Capitol Hill reporters tracking all this don't think that Kavanaugh, at this time, has the 50 or 51 votes he needs to get on the court, but Senate Republican leaders seem to be gambling that he will after Thursday.
No matter what ultimately happens to Brett Kavanaugh and the women who accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, the Senate hearing on the allegations will offer a historic test of the #MeToo movement, which began only a year ago. And she said she was totally inebriated and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him.
In the letter, Ford explains her motive for coming forward, and the timing of her allegations - which, being just ahead of the Senate vote on Kavanaugh, Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have called into question.
During an interview with Fox News Monday night, Kavanaugh denied the accusations brought by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez as he sat beside his wife Ashley. And young women who've worked for Brett, women who went to law school with him, women who were lawyers with him in Washington, D.C., women who worked with him in the White House, all say the same thing.
A spokesman for McConnell said that his office was not aware of the allegations before Sunday evening - and that specifically, Senate Democrats did not inform Republicans about the accusation.