Kavanaugh accuser is ‘willing to do whatever it takes,’ lawyer says
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 17, 2018,
Sep 17, 2018, 20:30
Ford discussed the incident, which occurred in the early 1980's when both she and Kavanaugh were in high school. "I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh said in a statement issued by the White House. This has not changed. She escaped the room and fled the house, she said.
Republicans, who hold a narrow majority on the committee and in the Senate, are eager to confirm Kavanaugh in time for him to join the high court when it begins its fall term in two weeks.
Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. "That can not happen in this case", Schumer said in a written statement.
Colleagues, including Maine Republican Sen.
Kavanaugh said Friday, before Ford's name was made public, that the charge is false.
Republicans, however, showed no signs of budging. The other, Senator Susan Collins, told the New York Times that the allegations are serious and that Ford should be interviewed. Her work has been widely published in academic journals.
Debra Katz, the attorney for Ford, said on CBS that her client "will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the Senate Judiciary Committee has the full story and the full set of allegations to allow them to make a fully informed decision".
Grassley went on to say it raised a lot of questions about the "Democrats' tactics and motives" and encouraged Feinstein to release the letter she got in July from Ford.
"Well, this woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored", said Conway.
"If the committee is to hear from the victim, it should be done immediately so the process can continue as scheduled", Graham said in a statement.
The allegation first came to light last week in the form of a letter, which had been in the possession of Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, for some time. We know that Kavanaugh's corroborating witness (conservative author Mark Judge) has written a memoir - helpfully titled Wasted: Tales of a GenEx Drunk - in which he describes frequently suffering from alcohol-induced blackouts as a teenager. She said she has seen "firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser and no one should have to endure that again". Over the past few months, Ford has felt pressure on a personal level to share her story and has grappled with the idea, which partly prompted the letter, the source said.
"She's not taking a position on that", Katz said. Feinstein declined to comment beyond the statement. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the incident occurred, so logically, both he and Ford can not both be telling the truth. Kavanaugh would have been 17 at the end of his junior year at Georgetown Prep. "But women who went to Yale with him, women who were taught with him at Harvard, his many female law clerks, the mothers of the young girls he coaches in basketball here in a suburb in D.C., this is important, the 65 women who knew him in high school".
The incident allegedly happened in the early 1980s.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley plans to speak with Kavanaugh and Ford before the committee's scheduled vote, according to a spokesman for the Republican senator.
After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school.
Brett Kavanaugh testifies on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington.
But of course the allegation concerns sexual assault. "For any woman, sharing an experience involving sexual assault-particularly when it involves a politically connected man with influence, authority and power-is extraordinarily hard". She believes that these allegations bear on his character and his fitness.
She appears as a co-author for research papers on subjects such as stress among parents of children having a neurogenetic disorder called fragile X syndrome, how gender affects the relationship between childhood mistreatment and depression as an adult, and the prevalence of anxiety disorders among sexual minorities.