Blumenthal, almost everyone at this sit-in (and in DC) opposed Kavanaugh long before these allegations appeared and would continue to oppose him even if these allegations were withdrawn or undercut by testimony.
In a September 21 open letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Yale Law School faculty stated in part that "the confirmation process must always be conducted, and appointments made, in a manner that gives Americans reason to trust the Supreme Court".
The controversy over Chua's alleged remarks comes amid allegations Kavanaugh held down a woman and groped her when they were both in high school.
Demonstrators deliver signatures calling for a full investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the office of Republican Sen. Ford said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth when she screamed. We're talking about an allegation of sexual assault. "But what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said in a television interview with his supportive wife by his side.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for the "immediate postponement" of any further action on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination.
Some Democratic senators running for re-election in states where Trump is popular also have not yet announced their intentions.
It was a reference to Kavanaugh's role as a so-called "feeder" judge, whose clerks often go on to win highly coveted clerkships at the U.S. supreme court.
Democrats are trying to convince Collins, Sen.
Confirmation of Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge, would firm up conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.
Meanwhile, in New Haven, students dressed in black filled YLS's halls, where an organizers told protestors that as a community, they were there to "discuss the very real threat that Brett Kavanaugh poses to this country" and "to show that we take allegations of sexual assault and harassment seriously".
The protests were organized by various groups, including the Women's March, Planned Parenthood, NARAL and others who strongly oppose Kavanaugh's nomination. "As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, people who are not victims or perpetrators but may know of sexual misconduct have been increasingly criticized for complicity". The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out.
"I think it has soured me on her a little that I don't actually see her opposing his behavior or his appointees in any meaningful ways".
One former student whose account was published last week in the Guardian said that Chua had advised her to dress in an "outgoing" way.
"What in the world does she have to gain by putting herself and her family through this?"