Miranda said staff from the Senate Judiciary Committee had reached out to her, something she was not expecting. But, they wrote, her life had been "turned upside down" since she went public with her allegations.
What are Ford's lawyers saying?
In a letter to Ford's attorneys released Wednesday, Grassley said "no one should be subject to that behavior". "She's not asking for extraordinary measures, she's asking for basic fairness". "She is now unable to go home, and is receiving ongoing threats to her and her family's safety".
"There are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding".
"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the committee discovering the truth", Banks said.
"Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims", Sen.
Demonstrators stand outside the office of Senator Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during a protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill.
In light of the recent allegations made against Kavanaugh and what you previously knew of him, do you think he should sit on the Supreme Court?
"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee".
Debra Katz, Ford's lawyer, relayed the response to top staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, requesting to set up a call with them to "discuss the conditions under which [Ford] would be prepared to testify next week".
She said she is willing to testify at earliest on Thursday.
What is the allegation against the judge?Hirono asked during a news conference introducing a letter from 1,000 alumnae of the Holton-Arms School supporting Christine Blasey Ford, who was attending the school when she alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. "She is going to be accountable to the American public for what she says".
"That it happened or not, I have no idea", Cristina King Miranda told NPR's Nina Totenberg.
A senior White House official said Kavanaugh and his wife also have received threats.
Any defections from the Republicans' narrow Senate majority could sink the nomination and deal a major setback to Trump, who has been appointing more conservatives to the high court and the broader federal judiciary.
"I want to see what she [Prof Ford] has to say but I want to give it all the time they need", the Republican president said. "If she shows up that would be wonderful, if she doesn't show up that would be unfortunate".
Republican lawmakers are trying to win Senate confirmation for Kavanaugh ahead of the court's start of a new term on October 1 or, if not by then, ahead of the November 6 nationwide congressional elections, to show Republican voters they have made good on campaign promises to place conservative judges like Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. "Who is not asking the FBI to investigate these claims?"
Republicans have largely stuck to the Monday timeline, as well as Grassley's decision to limit the hearing to two witnesses: Kavanaugh and Ford. Republicans and Democrats are scrambling to win over the key voting bloc of suburban women ahead of the midterms. In an interview with The Washington Post, Blasey said Kavanaugh pinned her down on a bed and groped her as Judge, who also appeared to be drunk, watched.