A crucial confirmation vote on US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (pictured) has been delayed so the Senate can hear testimony from the judge and the woman who has accused him of attempting to sexually assault her while in high school.
Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi says the woman making the claim is clearly motivated by money and politics and it's a very unhealthy development.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports, the emergence of sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey Ford has thrown Kavanaugh's confirmation process into turmoil, raising the possibility that Trump's nominee may not join the nation's most powerful court as appeared almost certain just days ago.
Senator Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News, the fact there has been a five month delay since the Democratic Party uncovered the allegations about Judge Kavanaugh is not the point.
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