Feeding the anxiety was an unusually beefy presence of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were keeping demonstrators and frequently reporters at arm's length by forming wedges around lawmakers walking through corridors. McConnell said on Tuesday that the report should not become public.
Mr Schumer said: "The harsh fact of the matter is that we have mounting evidence that Judge Kavanaugh is just not credible".
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They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge.
Trump's comments about Ford reflected a growing frustration among some in the White House, and by the president, that her story has not received the same level of scrutiny as Kavanaugh's, said a person close to the process who was not authorized to speak publicly.
"There is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".
Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have also yet to declare their positions on Kavanaugh.
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, the vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, told Business Insider that lawmakers understood the need to get over tense moments. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has traded barbs with Trump and will retire at year's end. I don't know - but I had one beer.
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Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week regarding sexual assault allegations.
The President's remarks also offered an opening to critics of the Kavanaugh nomination, including Democratic Sen.
"She's been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the President", Senior Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House.
And Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with Democrats, said on CNN's "New Day" that Trump's comments "made me feel sort of sick".
Women were far more likely than men in the poll to oppose Kavanaugh, 55 per cent to 40 per cent.
If all goes according to plan, the vote will take place one day after senators get a chance to review supplemental background information from an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.
"I thought [Ford] was handled respectfully", Graham said regarding Christine Blasey Ford's testimony regarding an alleged sexual assault she said happened between Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge in high school in the early '80s. "We are profoundly disappointed that after the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth".
"Let's let the people decide whether or not their senator was right in voting "no" against this good man", he said. That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice-President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote. Lawyers for PJ Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser, who Ford says were at the house at the time of her attack, said their clients are cooperating with authorities.
But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fuelled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.