Sen. Chuck Grassley has delayed the vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS confirmation so both he and Christine Blasey Ford can testify at a special hearing to address the sexual assault allegations she is making against the judge.
Ford doesn’t seem to be particularly interested though – according to Fox News, it may not happen because her attorney won’t respond to his requests. “We have reached out to her in the last 36 hours three or four times by email and we have not heard from them, and it kind of raises the question, do they want to come to the public hearing or not?” Grassley said.
Kavanaugh said he’s willing to testify, but the other man named in her letter, is not.
Mark Judge told the committee “I did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone asked me to be involved,” Judge said in a written statement forwarded to the committee by his attorney, Barbara Van Gelder. “The only reason I am involved is that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford remembers me as the other person in the room during the alleged assault.” (USA Today)
Liberals don’t even think he deserves a fair chance to defend himself.
Republican senators seem far more interested in putting Dr. Blasey Ford on trial than finding out the truth about Brett Kavanaugh. It is shameful, but not shocking. We’ve seen this before, and it's crystal clear that Republican senators haven’t learned anything from history. pic.twitter.com/j1ws6Bajw8
— NARAL (@NARAL) September 18, 2018
Throughout his hearings, Brett Kavanaugh has asked for the benefit of the doubt. On Roe, on William Pryor, on Manuel Miranda. Now, he doesn’t want us to give the benefit of the doubt to the woman accusing him of sexual assault.
Let’s believe women when they come forward.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) September 17, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford is brave, deserves to be heard, and treated with respect as she raises new questions about Brett Kavanaugh. No votes until that happens.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 17, 2018
RETWEET if you agree → a vote for Brett Kavanaugh is a vote for the Republican special interest agenda and the silencing of sexual assault victims. We *must* #StopKavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/SryyUmsvsU
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) September 17, 2018
Sexual assault should disqualify you from serving on the highest court in the land – no matter when it happened. #StopKavanaugh
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 18, 2018
No matter when it happened.
No matter where it happened.
Sexual assault is a violent abuse of power.
Judges are not immune.#StopKavanaugh
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) September 17, 2018
There’s no such thing as innocent until proven guilty anymore.