When historical abuses are not addressed and resolved, they take new forms.
"This goes to the very heart of whether he should be confirmed" [to the Supreme Court], the Vermont senator writes in a letter to committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will take a vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination unless Republicans decide to postpone it.
The legislation is set to expire at the end of September, and none of the party's members has signaled support for its renewal.
After days of negotiations, Dr. Ford directly addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee chair in a letter Sen. Grassley promptly publicized on Monday.
The terms of Christine Blasey Ford's appearance are unknown, and it is not clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee will agree to more talks with her legal team.
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, in a late-night tweet, lifts the deadline the panel had imposed on the Kavanaugh accuser.
The Supreme Court nominee is eager to "clear his name of this false allegation" about a high school sexual assault, an administration spokesman reports.
Christine Blasey Ford, now a professor at Palo Alto University, alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her in high school, a charge he denies.
Despite sharp criticism about the lack of documents and time, Senate panel Chairman Chuck Grassley sticks with a schedule that could see President Trump's Supreme Court nominee confirmed by Oct. 1.