Julia Louis-Dreyfus Signs Letter Supporting Kavanaugh Accuser

Clay Curtis
September 18, 2018

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont echoed Blumenthal's comments in an interview with NPR, admitting an investigation may take a couple of weeks. "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes-to her or to anyone", he said.

Yesterday, Ford's attorney said her client was willing to testify under oath. The committee, chaired by Sen.

Ms Ford detailed her allegation in a letter sent in July to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat. Ford told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh and his friend pushed her into a bedroom during a party and that Kavanaugh then forcibly pinned her down on a bed and tried to pull off her clothes. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities", Feinstein said.

"I mean, after all, read all the details she put in the Washington Post".

Over the summer, Ford sent a letter to Feinstein, her USA senator, alleging in dramatic and chilling detail that years ago that Kavanaugh, as another young man watched, pinned her down, groped and assaulted her when they were teenagers at a party. (Kavanaugh has "categorically and unequivocally" denied Ford's allegation.) To say that an allegation such as this might be disqualifying for a lifetime appointment to our nation's highest office feels quite reasonable.

In a statement issued Friday, Hill said, "I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again". The two lawmakers transformed the nomination into a debate over whether Judge Bork was outside the mainstream of both American life and judicial thought.

On Sunday afternoon, Sanders and Welch released written statements calling for the panel to delay its vote.

White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp said Tuesday on America's Newsroom that the White House is standing behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the sexual assault accusation against him.

The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, discussed her accusation in an interview with The Washington Post. "These allegations are credible and deeply troubling". "I'm going to be respectful and I hope my colleagues will too". A version of its ends with the question, referring to Maine Republican Susan Collins, who has said she is undecided about voting for Kavanaugh: "Senator Collins, what more do you need?"

Judge Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Sept. 4 2018 in Washington D.C
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A group of women who attended Holton-Arms have begun to circulate a letter of support for Ford.

Trump blamed Democrats for the delay weeks before the USA midterm congressional elections on November 6, but he said there was enough time to get his pick confirmed before the elections.

Asked whether he agreed with Sen. Democrats refused to participate, saying the seriousness of the charges merited a full FBI investigation. Another week or two - what difference would it make?

"We're talking about, you understand we're talking about 35 years ago". Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has not delayed the vote.

Limiting the hearing to just Kavanaugh and Ford would be "inadequate, unfair, wrong and a desire not to get at the whole truth", Schumer said.

Grassley also revealed the FBI isn't investigating Kavanaugh, despite Democrat demands to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation vote until "a thorough investigation is completed".

"He owes all of us an apology", she said.

There were other potential witnesses who came forward before the Hill-Thomas hearings, and then-Chairman Joe Biden declined to let them testify, something he now has said publicly he regrets. "I think that's a pretty good step forward". Republicans want to stay on track - aiming for a confirmation vote before October 1, when the court begins its new term.

"No, because the last minute is the accelerated time they set", Leahy said.

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