Just when the Republican thought they could wrap things up with a Q & An of the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault by Monday and have their vote?
Things went sideways…..
Michael Judge who has been named as the guy in the room when the alleged assault occurred has told Senator’s he does NOT want to come before the Judiciary Committee because he doesn’t remember anything back more than 30 years ago….
Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser now says she will NOT appear either until the FBI follows up on her reports of the incident , something that could take a while….
Republican leaders in the Senate have been searching all day to get the vote for their guy out of the committee…But things are bouncing around….
Senator Grassley the committee chair seems determined to get the vote done and on to the whole Senate by the end of next week….But?
The whole thing is actually gonna come down to the 3 Republican Senator’s it always comes down to these days…..Collins, Flake and Murkowski….and possibly Corker…
If these 3 or 4 hold out for Ford and Democratic demands?
There will be no vote until after the midterm elections, something the Republican leadership just DOES NOT want….
This whole thing is fluid right now….
Stay tune for developments….
The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she will not testify until the FBI investigates her claims.
A lawyer for Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, said Tuesday evening that she wanted the FBI to investigate as “the first step” in the process before Ford goes “on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident,” according to The New York Times.
Ford’s lawyer had previously said that she was generally willing to testify before the Judiciary Committee, as had Kavanaugh.
GOP senators have offered to ban cameras from the hearing, which is scheduled for next Monday.
“She has the option of a closed session, with cameras or without,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Judiciary panel. “We want her to appear and she has said before we made the decision that she wanted to appear.”
She alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed at a party in the early 1980s and attempted to remove her clothes. She came forward publicly in The Washington Post on Sunday….
Ford has receive threats of violence against her….
The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has been forced out of her home due to death threats, her lawyers said Tuesday.
Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter that the Palo Alto University professor has been effectively forced into hiding over violent messages targeting her and her family.
“In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country. At the same time, however, her worst fears have materialized,” her lawyers wrote in the letter.
“She has been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats. As a result of these kind of threats, her family was forced to relocate out of their home. Her email has been hacked, and she has been impersonated online,” the letter continued…..