"What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court", Archila said.
"The Senate Judiciary Committee needs to slow down and postpone its vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until the FBI can investigate accusations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by three women", Dershowitz, a former Harvard law professor, wrote.
"The allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are serious enough to warrant a full investigation", Caron said.
"While I would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with President Trump on a new nominee for this critically important position, if Judge Kavanaugh's nomination comes before the full Senate for a vote under these circumstances, I will oppose it".
"Just started, tonight, our 7th FBI investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh", Trump said in a tweet Friday night.
Following the confrontation, Mr Flake - after urgent consultations with colleagues - cast the vote only after asking the Republican-led panel to request that the Trump administration pursue an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe lasting up to seven days of the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh.
A good agent, he said, "would address Kavanaugh's behavior and demeanor and credibility during his high school years".
Key moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony
Women across the country expressed gratitude on Thursday as they watched Dr. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her years ago.
"I hoped we would do better and show women that our country, our committee, has in fact changed", she said in the Judiciary Committee.
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.
White House officials believe Kavanaugh's passionate denials of Ford's claims, including the judge's tearful description of the impact the accusations had on his family, met the challenge.
"I tried to yell for help".
"Can you imagine what this guy's going through?" "Even if Brett Kavanaugh is innocent, he is still going to live with this the rest of his life". Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Donnelly of IN and Jon Tester of Montana all said they would vote no. "This is not tolerable", they were filmed telling Mr Flake. "I think it sounds nice that he has no ill will, but it seemed kind of out of place", Peters said.
Coons of DE said that after Flake announced his support for Kavanaugh earlier Friday, they had a private conversation and Coons said he told Flake, "I respect you as my friend, but I'm having difficulty with your vote. I'm a conservative and he's a conservative".
Independent candidate Alan Caron urged Maine U.S. Sen.
Flake of Arizona, who had been undecided until Friday morning, announced his demand for an FBI investigation not long after announcing his support for Kavanaugh.
Round, of Vermont, said she feels the whole episode could end up hurting Democrats more than helping them in this fall's elections, just more than a month away.