GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

  • U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), speaks to the media on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Collins said she’s “appalled” by President Donald Trump’s tweet criticizing Christine Blasey, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Patrick Whittle)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser if she is testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination without a quick agreement.