GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants 'fairness'

Lydia FlemingSep 21, 2018

As it is now, without her testimony, it is nearly certain that Judge Kavanaugh will soon become Justice Kavanaugh.

And as Esquire's Charlies P. Pierce wrote on Wednesday, the Republicans are "not interested in a legitimate probe into what Brett Kavanaugh may have done to Christine Blasey Ford", but that are pushing the process forward to get "a quick and dirty he said-she said proceeding that they all can pretend is an actual inquiry".

One key witness in the allegation appeared reluctant to discuss the incident or has no memory of it.

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say that before she testifies on Capitol Hill next week she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Backed by Democrats, Ford has said she wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation to first investigate the alleged incident, in which she says Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed and tried taking off her clothes during a high school party.

But Bredesen said hearing directly from Ford would have significant sway over his decision. Ford, initially reluctant to go public, did so after reporters got wind of it and started asking questions.

Katz reiterated that Ford, now a psychology professor in California, has received death threats and for safety reasons has relocated her family.

When asked if her party believed her, Monahan said, "No. Her strong preference continues to be for the Senate Judiciary Committee to allow for a full investigation prior to her testimony".

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, gave Ford's lawyers a Friday deadline to answer whether or not their client will testify. The Senate Judiciary Committee reached out to Miranda, and NPR reports she did not expect this and will refuse to be interviewed if asked.

In the Senate, the issue of when and if Ford might testify has ignited a furor, especially among Democratic women.

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Hirono also railed against Grassley's assertion that Republicans have done all they can do to contact Ford and have her appear before his committee, telling ABC's "World News Tonight" on Wednesday that "That's such bulls*** I can hardly stand it".

Grassley indefinitely postponed a committee confirmation vote on Kavanaugh's nomination earlier this week, as the shocking allegations made national headlines.

"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth".

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Monday hearing with Ford and Kavanaugh.

Ford's attorneys said in the letter that they wanted an FBI investigation of the incident before she testifies in front of the committee in Washington.

Twelve of Ford's family members wrote an open letter, posted on Twitter on Wednesday by her niece, actress and singer Bridgit Mendler, referring to Ford as "highly ethical" and saying "her honesty is above reproach".

Kavanaugh denies Ford's accusation that he assaulted her decades ago when they were teens.

Fellow Republican Susan Collins of ME said on Wednesday that she hopes Prof Ford "will reconsider and testify" on Monday. "She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms".

The timetable brought cries of protest from Democrats, who have called on the FBI to investigate the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, a professor from California, and to expand the number of witnesses who would be called beyond Ford and Kavanaugh.

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