However, it's unclear if Republican leaders - or President Donald Trump - will support Flake's call for the investigation or might instead press forward with a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.
In a statement released by the White House on Friday, Kavanaugh said he was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation throughout the selection process and participated in several background calls with the Senate.
In a separate statement simultaneously released by the White House, Kavanaugh said he will continue to cooperate with further investigation.
Trump was forced to order the FBI investigation after Republican Senator Jeff Flake threatened to vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation unless Republicans who control the Senate agreed to the new probe.More news: Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct
Trump said he had no message for senators undecided about whether they would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, like Sens. "I thought that Dr. Ford was credible, but I thought that Judge Kavanaugh came on very strong and was also very credible". "But I don't believe it was Brett Kavanaugh". "No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation".
But other women have spent hours calling Senate offices in support of Kavanaugh, condemning what they saw as an anti-Republican ploy that's damaged not only Kavanaugh's reputation and livelihood but also his accuser's.
Deborah Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while they were in college and she had been seeking an FBI investigation.
Listening to Kavanaugh was just as hard as listening to Ford, Mendler said, but the experiences of hearing the two speak, at times in tears and with their voices shaking, was very different.
The one week delay is to enable the FBI to investigate Ford's allegations.More news: Japan’s MINERVA-II1 rovers send pictures after landing on asteroid Ryugu
Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel and a Republican state representative from Daniel Island, South Carolina, said she had been sexually assaulted as a teen herself. In a timeline of events distributed to reporters, they wrote that committee staff on Monday interviewed "a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in 1982 that is the basis of his complaint". "I've issued my statement", Flake said. "What a railroad job", said Sen.
But he was also determined to demonstrate "that the process is fair , even if Democrats are "not going to vote for" Kavanaugh, he added, Politico reported".
"I need to go to my hearing".
But other than that timeline and brief mention, the fact that two men came to the Senate Judiciary Committee to present themselves as potential predators got little attention.More news: Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through