It’s been a mad crazy day as Christine Blasey Ford came forward to ID herself as the person who had reported Brett Kavanaugh had allegedly attacked her sexually in High School….
Republican Senator’s Grassley and McConnell had s tried to keep the Judiciary Committee voted out of the Kavanaugh confirmation for this Thursday….
One doubted that their plan would hold….
The vote WILL be delayed….
Even Donald Trump (Who has his own woman issues) has backed away from NOT giving air to Ford’s grievance ….
Several of the Republicans in the committee advised that their votes would be jeopardy if there was no public hearing and THAT sealed it….
The Senate Judiciary Committee will have a public hearing Monday, Sept. 24, on the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, a former Judiciary Committee chairman, confirmed the scheduling update to reporters on Monday evening. The news broke after senators had arrived back at the Capitol Monday afternoon and after a meeting of Judiciary Committee Republicans in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office about how to proceed in light of allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford.
“Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has done deserves to be heard. My staff has reached out to Dr. Ford to hear her account, and they held a follow-up call with Judge Kavanaugh this afternoon,” Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement announcing the hearing.
As Senate Judiciary Republicans emerged from their closed-door meeting, the White House said the nominee welcomes a public hearing.
“Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to a hearing where he can clear his name of this false allegation. He stands ready to testify tomorrow if the Senate is ready to hear him,” White House Principal Deputy press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement.
Earlier Monday, President Donald Trump said he would be fine with a delay to let Kavanaugh and his accuser talk to senators about an alleged incident in the early 1980s while both were high school students….