Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Blasey Ford Team Requests Thurs Hearing, Kavanaugh Speak First

Blasey Ford Team Requests Thurs Hearing, Kavanaugh Speak First

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is welcomed by protesters opposed to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as they demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. She's faced death threats, according to her attorneys, and her family has been forced to move out of their home.

"She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety", attorney Debra Katz said in a statement to the Judiciary Committee.

After initially saying through a lawyer on Monday that she was willing to appear, Ford has since said she first wants a full FBI investigation of her accusation.

"I want to see what she [Prof Ford] has to say but I want to give it all the time they need", the Republican president said.

The email said Ford's "strong preference" remains that the committee permit a thorough investigation of her claim before she appears. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

So, stories that make claims such as, "Martha Kavanaugh ruled against the parents of Christine Blasey-Ford in a foreclosure case, " are wrong.

"If I could go back to high school and find everyone who tried to take advantage of us", the Republican said, shaking her head. "The fact that she's getting up there and calling it out, I think it's inspiring for us to watch". That's why, when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, it struck Cordes as the latest example of the ceaseless - and needless - drama in the capital.

Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who faces a tough reelection battle in Missouri, which Trump won in the 2016 presidential election, said on Twitter on Wednesday that she would vote against Kavanaugh's confirmation because of "his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy". "I remain committed to defending my integrity". Those against Kavanaugh's nomination have pressured Senators Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, and Collins, female Senate Republicans who support abortion rights, to vote against his confirmation.

A petition backing Prof Ford, signed by more than 1,000 alumnae from Holton-Arms, her former Maryland high school, was delivered on Thursday to two Democratic women senators.

Speaking at the same event, Sen. Republicans in the Senate are insisting she testify Monday - either publicly or privately.

Committee Republicans have planned for only Kavanaugh and Ford to testify, but Democrats want other witnesses, too. But Tuesday, she began insisting on an FBI investigation of her allegations and said other witnesses should also participate in a hearing.

"Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI investigate these claims". The White House. Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI investigate these claims. On Wednesday morning, he told reporters that the "FBI really doesn't do that" when asked if he believes the bureau should open a probe into the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations.

"Requiring an FBI investigation of a 36-year-old allegation (without specific references to time or location) before Professor Ford will appear before the Judiciary Committee is not about finding the truth, but delaying the process till after the midterm elections", Sen.

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