Judge Kavanaugh’s Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify
Senator Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa), said Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, has yet to accept an invitation to testify Monday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“We have reached out to her in the last 36 hours 3 or 4 times by e-Mail and we’ve not heard from them, he said Tuesday. “It kind of raises the question do they want to come to the public hearing or not?
“And the reason we are having the public hearing is obviously, well, number one is accusations like this deserve consideration and looking into, and that’s what the purpose of the hearing is.
“And we would not be having this hearing if it was not for the fact that Dr. Ford told The Washington Post and other people publicly that she wanted to testify. And we also have Judge Kavanaugh. Even before we requested him to testify, he said he was willing to testify. As of Sunday night, I had that message.
“So, we still have not heard from Dr. Ford. So, do they want to have the hearing or not? We are delaying the vote, strictly, to get all the facts out on the table.”
“What would be the purpose of the hearing if Dr. Ford does notwant to respond?” Senator Grassley said.
Meanwhile Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), has blasted Senate Democrats for the low-blow opposition to Judge Kavanaugh and claimed the sexual assault allegation against high court nominee was suspiciously timed.
Both sides are getting set for a hearing on Dr. Ford’s claims.
“Monday night Senate officials said such a hearing would take place next Monday, which might be fine, but only if the FBI investigation is complete,” according to a piece in the WP.
The FBI does not want to be involved in the matter