Republicans: Christine Ford Won’t Have Guts to Testify Against Kavanaugh. (She Does.)

Clay Curtis
September 17, 2018

A woman who had anonymously accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s chose to go public with her accusations, the Washington Post reported. Feinstein became public without her permission. "These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid". She says that Judge and Kavanaugh laughed during the attack, and when Judge jumped on them at one point, she was able to wriggle free and escape the room. Meanwhile we are facing the spectacle of televised hearings, and the all-male Republican Senate Judiciary committee scrutinizing a woman with a credible allegation of sexual assault, against the backdrop of a party that is finding itself increasingly unable to wash off the stink of Trump. The White House has also sought to cast doubt about Ford's allegation by noting that the FBI has repeatedly investigated Kavanaugh since the 1990s for highly sensitive positions he has held, including in the office of independent counsel Ken Starr, at the White House and his current post on the federal appeals court in Washington. Sunday, the White House repeated a statement on Kavanaigh's behalf.

Ms Conway said sworn testimony from both Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford on the specific allegation should be considered as part of the record in the judge's hearings.

A third supporter of Kavanaugh pushed back on some reporting that the White House or Republicans would deploy any aggressive attack, calling it "infuriating".

As Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, called for a delay in the vote, two committee Republicans - all 11 on the GOP side are men - Sens.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Judiciary Committee Democrat, said a staff call on the matter wasn't adequate.

US President Donald Trump is hoping to establish a conservative majority on the Supreme Court with appointment of Brett Kavanaugh. Watching is wife Ashley, with daughters Margaret, second from left, and Eliza. Her revelation of the letter has been questioned by both Democratic and Republican senators alike.

This means it would take just Mr Flake to potentially derail Thursday's committee vote, while only two Republican defections would swing the outcome away from Mr Kavanaugh in the Senate.

Democrats, led by New York Senator Chuck Schumer, immediately called for it to be postponed, though Republicans gave no indication on Sunday that they would accede to the calls by Democrats, most of whom already publicly oppose Mr Kavanaugh.

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The Arizona Republican told The Washington Post that Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist who first went public with her allegations in a Post story Sunday, "must be heard".

During the encounter, Ford alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes while grinding his body against hers, according to the Post.

Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband.

Ford alleged during a summer in the early 1980s, when she was in her late teens, Kavanaugh and another person drunkenly "corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers" in the suburbs of Maryland.

Like Hill, Ford at first wanted to keep her allegations confidential but felt a duty to report the incident after Kavanaugh's nomination.

Tennessee's Bob Corker also said the vote should be delayed until Mrs Ford is heard, while Lisa Murkowski told CNN a delay was something "they might have to consider".

Her husband, Russell Ford, said she spoke of being trapped in a room with two drunken boys.

"If she does want to be heard, she should do so promptly", Corker said.

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