Monday, 10 December, 2018

Women's March Equates Republicans' Handling of Kavanaugh Hearings With Misogyny

Cristina King Miranda Grassley Fires Back at Requests From Ford's Lawyers
Glenn Montgomery | 21 September, 2018, 14:12

Prof Ford and the Senate Judiciary Committee are engaged in a stand-off, and time is running out, the BBC's Gary O'Donoghue reports from Washington. Modern judicial nominees undergo incredibly thorough vetting in preparation because they know that senators may also explore every aspect of their past.

What are Ford's lawyers saying?

"Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only two days ago", Ford's attorney said in a statement Wednesday.

Ford supporters protest outside the office of Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday, saying he's treating her unfairly.

"A hearing on Monday is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event". "The rush to a hearing is unnecessary".

"Someone who is lying does not ask the FBI to investigate their claims, " Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of NY, said Thursday at an event on Capitol Hill. The belief was that Ford would not meet the deadline of 10 a.m. Friday that Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, set to let the committee know whether she planned to attend to the Monday hearing.

Professor Christine Blasey Ford is seen in an undated photo posted to ResearchGate and Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh appears at a confirmation hearing in Washington, Sept. 4, 2018.

If Kavanaugh is approved for the Supreme Court, it would give Republicans power over the body.

"The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee".

Dr. Ford disclosed her alleged story to Senator Diane Feinstein, a ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, back in July when Judge Kavanaugh was initially nominated to the high court by President Trump.

He said he was "disturbed" to hear that she had been facing threats and harassment but urged her to speak before the committee.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attacking her and trying to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party in 1982 when he was 17 years old and she was 15.

What is the allegation against the judge?

Ford alleged that Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" during a small party when he sexually assaulted her.

The Democrat says her "shut up and step up" comments haven't just resonated with women. Cristina Miranda King wrote, "This incident did happen".

Amid the maneuvering, the nomination was roiled further late Thursday by incendiary tweets from a prominent Kavanaugh friend and supporter who publicly identified another high school classmate of Kavanaugh's as Ford's possible attacker.

Any defections from the Republicans' narrow Senate majority could sink the nomination and deal a major setback to Trump, who has been appointing more conservatives to the high court and the broader federal judiciary.

Bozell, who describes herself as an independent, said she found the timing of the allegations suspicious and believed Kavanaugh was an "upstanding man" who was being "smeared" and that his family was being torn apart. The earliest she could show would be Thursday, Republican and Democratic sources told NBC News. "Who is not asking the FBI to investigate these claims?" Monday is the day that Senate Republicans had originally offered for Ford to come testify and when Kavanaugh has said he is ready to testify.

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