The developments could also determine the fate of Kavanaugh's confirmation, which hangs on the votes of a handful of senators.
The allegation is now under investigation by the offices of a pair of Democratic senators. Schumer accused Republicans of "a rush job to avoid the truth". Davis calmly repeated his request for information six times over 48 hours, while Ramirez's lawyer instead made it clear their sole intent was to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation.
There were no immediate indications that the emergence of a second accuser had fatally wounded Kavanaugh's prospects. This is a smear, plain and simple.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is denying a second allegation of sexual misconduct.
"Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person".
Beyond this, the Times reports that Kavanaugh does not plan on questioning Ford's credibility or her account that she was assaulted, but will maintain he was not the one who committed the alleged assault.
"The other people who were alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party".
"In 1999, I was a junior and I was on the debate team", one woman told aides to Sen.
They said in the statement that Ramirez never described the incident until after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court. As I have said before, every accuser deserves to be heard. "I have faith in God, and I have faith in the fairness of the American people". She recalled that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.
The committee's top Democrat, Senator Dianne Feinstein, has called on Grassley to postpone Thursday's hearing in order to investigate Ramirez's accusations.
The New Yorker reports the offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating the incident.
Proceeding with Kavanaugh seems to give Republicans their best shot at filling the Supreme Court vacancy - and giving the court an increasingly conservative tilt - before November's elections, when GOP Senate control is in play. Even if you can't walk out, you can still post a photo or video.
Friday evening at a rally in Missouri, the President also said Republicans have to fight for Kavanaugh, and that women will back that approach.
Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham - a member of the panel that must approve Kavanaugh´s nomination before it goes to the full chamber - summed up the position of many Republicans by saying he did not expect Ford´s testimony to change his mind.
Still, the White House and Republicans have cast doubt on Ford's allegations.
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said the White House took the new allegations seriously and that Ramirez should contact the committee if she also wants to testify.
Ramirez was reluctant at first to speak publicly "partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident", The New Yorker reported.
The Associated Press tried reaching Ramirez at her home in Boulder, Colorado. She posted a sign on her front door, indicating she has no comment.
At the United Nations Monday, the president said accusations against Kavanaugh are politically driven and based on "highly unsubstantiated statements". "Senate aides from Ramirez's home state of Colorado alerted a lawyer, Stanley Garnett, a former Democratic district attorney in Boulder, who now represents her".