Published: Tue, September 18, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

On Sunday, Christine Blasey Ford accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school.

"Ford wishes to provide information to the committee, I would gladly listen to what she has to say and compare that against all other information we have received about Judge Kavanaugh", Graham said in a statement.

According to Bloomberg News, who spoke to a White House official, President Trump's team will continue forward with the nomination, refusing to pull Kavanaugh's name from the nomination, and instead they will try to attack the credibility of the alleged victim.

But in a statement Monday, the Missouri Republican called for the Senate to slow the process to probe the allegations before advancing Kavanaugh's nomination.

In the Washington Post interview, Ford said that when she tried to scream, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth.

Kavanaugh says in the statement he "had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself".

Kavanaugh, who was at the White House on Monday, vehemently denied Ford's account. Chuck Grassley, said he wants to hear from Ford as well.

A spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee said late on Sunday that Mr Grassley is trying to arrange separate, follow-up calls with Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford, but just for aides to Mr Grassley and Ms Feinstein, before Thursday's scheduled vote. Senate Republicans hold a 51-49 majority and can not afford two or more Republicans voting against Kavanaugh's nomination unless they pick up votes from Democrats. She said she escaped after Kavanaugh's friend, Mark Judge, jumped on them.

Following an allegation of sexual assault from a California psychology professor against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, outside groups from both sides of the aisle are readying for an intense messaging battle as Capitol Hill grapples with the political fallout.

"It seemed like a lot of times the staff was cooperating at times ... about judicial nominations", Kavanaugh said at his recent hearing. She said she had come forward after realizing that parts of her story were coming out in the media.

'There's nothing to say, ' she said, she told BuzzFeed.

Last week, a CNN poll conducted by SSRS was released showing a split in those who want the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court - with 38% who said yes vote in favor and 39% who said no, don't vote in favor.

The GOP-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee appears nonetheless committed to a vote later this week despite calls by Democrats to postpone the vote.

Blunt, vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, has given full-throated support to Kavanaugh's nomination since July. She contacted her congressmember and The Washington Post through a tip line.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", the women wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee members Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Asked if that included sworn testimony at a public hearing before senators, Katz told CBS's "This Morning" program: "She's willing to do what she needs to do".

He had been on a smooth confirmation track to be Supreme Court Judge, but the new allegations have disrupted the process.

She said Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk", she says - corralled her in a bedroom when she was around 15 and Kavanaugh was around 17. Their fellow committee member Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Lindsey Graham, that allowing this woman to be heard in sworn testimony, allowing Judge Kavanaugh to be heard in sworn testimony about these specific allegations, would be added to the very considerable mountain of evidence and considerations that folks will have when they weigh whether or not to vote for Judge Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court.

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