Grassley: Judiciary Committee Willing to Make Concession for Blasey Ford

Grassley: Judiciary Committee Willing to Make Concession for Blasey Ford

Grassley: Judiciary Committee Willing to Make Concession for Blasey Ford

President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed skepticism over Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while affirming his desire to hear from her at a Senate committee hearing next week. Ford has yet to accept an invitation from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to an open hearing regarding the situation. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. "To refuse to treat this properly and try to confirm Judge Kavanaugh at any cost tells women that once again they are not important and they are not to be believed. It can be closed, whatever Ms. Ford wants", said Sen.

"Ninety percent of people think she's a hero and are extremely supportive of her, and 10 percent want her to die immediately", the person said, adding, "Her worst fears are coming true".

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that there is no need for Federal Bureau of Investigation involvement in the scandal threatening to derail his pick for a coveted place on the US Supreme Court.

"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you", the Republican president told a news conference. Her lawyers wrote that Ford wants to cooperate with the committee.

But, he noted that the committee is not going to honor her request that the FBI investigate the incident, which reportedly happened over 36 years ago.

In a bombshell interview with The Washington Post on Sunday, Ford described how she was at a teenage party with Kavanaugh in 1982, when she was at Holton Arms and he went to Georgetown Prep.

Mr Trump answered questions about Mr Kavanaugh, whose nomination is now in jeopardy in the Senate, as he left the White House to visit hurricane-stricken areas in North and SC. Judge, the friend who was allegedly involved in the incident, spoke to The Weekly Standard before Ford came forward publicly, and said: "It's just absolutely nuts". "This is not a man that deserves this". But Hill said it was really a question about the conditions of Ford's testimony are "actually tenable". Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has offered to allow Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, to speak either in private or in public before the committee, but has made clear her only opportunity will be Monday.

John Feehery, a Republican strategist, says the #MeToo movement is not just about justice - it's also about punishing those who have been in power for a long time.

The left forgives President Bill Clinton despite his affair with a young intern and other allegations of abuse, and it forgives the Democratic lion Ted Kennedy for his complicity in the death of a young woman - because they align on the issues, Feehery points out.

So, do Republicans risk losing their chance to fill a pivotal Supreme Court seat that until days ago was within their reach by acquiescing to Ford's request? But Senate Republicans have signaled that if Ford wants to testify, she'd have to do it next week, not after the lengthy delay an FBI investigation would cause.

"In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country", Ford's attorneys, Debra S. Katz and Lisa J. Banks, said in the letter to Grassley.

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