Lawyers for the woman who’s accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago pledged Sunday that their client will be present for a hearing scheduled for Thursday.
“A number of important procedural and logistical issues remain unresolved, although they will not impede the hearing taking place,” attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford said. “Among those issues is who on the Majority side will be asking the questions, whether senators or staff attorneys.”
This conformation came hours after the attorneys reached a tentative deal Saturday evening with the Senate Judiciary Committee for Ford to testify Thursday.
“Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. Ford believes it is important for Senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her,” her attorneys added Sunday.
Kavanaugh and his family have also faced death threats.
Kavanaugh’s accuser isn’t the only woman fielding horrific death threats https://t.co/3SUFOkiJeM
— sister 3 (@46sister) September 22, 2018
“She has agreed to move forward with a hearing even though the Committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge. They have also refused to invite other witnesses who are essential for a fair hearing that arrives at the truth about the sexual assault.”
To be clear, inviting “other witnesses” would be pointless since every individual whom Ford has cited as a corroborating witness has denied knowing anything about a sexual assault.
While considered a “breakthrough” to some, others view Thursday’s hearing as a capitulation by Republicans. They argue that because of the clear-cut lack of evidence, the GOP-led Congress should skip over Ford’s dubious allegations and simply vote Monday to confirm Kavanaugh:
I really don’t care what this woman has to say!
She is being paid GOOD MONEY to speak nothing but lies and I blame the idiot, spineless Republicans for letting it happen.
This is completely absurd and America has had enough!https://t.co/qC8UZ3wMa9
— TJ🔗L 🇺🇸MAGA🇺🇸 (@TrumpsDC) September 23, 2018
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨
💣💥 Grassley has his nuts being squeezed by a Liberal scumbag. You pu$$y💥💣……….
Ford attorneys promise Thursday hearing will occur, regardless of ‘procedural and logistical issues’https://t.co/Q3JCe489Gk
— Will Of The People (@WillOfThePeopl5) September 23, 2018
WHY THURSDAY! FUCKING CHUCK GRASSLEY!
Ford attorneys promise Thursday hearing will occur, regardless of ‘procedural and logistical issues’https://t.co/cWOqPQQDL9
— Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 23, 2018
Ford attorneys promise Thursday hearing will occur, regardless of ‘procedural and logistical issues’
— 🌼🇺🇸BonnieBrowneyes for Trump 🇺🇸🌼 (@TXbonniejean) September 23, 2018
They got it their way they wanted it on Thursday and they got it on Thursday. Never heard of anything like this in my life.
Ford attorneys promise Thursday hearing will occur, regardless of ‘procedural and logistical issues’https://t.co/5kMl4FJoaO
— 🚂🚂🇺🇸Jack-Ass🇺🇸🚂🚂 (@Marc428) September 23, 2018
— LuvMyDEPLORABLEtude (@luvmytude) September 23, 2018
The dems won this one, much to my dismay, and probably many others. Extremely unlikely he can be seated by October 1. I am so disillusioned by all of this. Thursday hearing will occur, regardless of ‘procedural and logistical issues’https://t.co/6cFWTwGQM1
— Sissy👩🏻🌾🌻🇺🇸 (@weezer497) September 23, 2018
SHAME ON YOU! @ChuckGrassley @SenateMajLdr for caving and denying this highly qualified nominee a seat on Oct. 1. Ford attorneys promise Thursday hearing will occur, regardless of ‘procedural and logistical issues’ https://t.co/tXbnHei4EO #FoxNews
— mildredgouveia (@MillieGouveia) September 23, 2018
They have a reason to be so exasperated. Because of Thursday’s hearing, Kavanaugh’s confirmation will likely be pushed to sometime past Oct. 1, the day the Supreme Court returns for its next session.
In fairness to Republicans, at least they abstained from acquiescing to Ford’s more outrageous demands, including that Kavanaugh testify before her and that she not be questioned by his attorneys.
“Kavanaugh will reportedly testify after Ford, allowing him the opportunity to respond to her claims. According to Bloomberg News, Republicans also refused to accede to Ford’s lawyers request that the Judiciary Committee subpoena Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge to testify,” Fox News noted.
Had Republicans agreed to these demands, it would have meant the end of Western jurisprudence as Americans know it, according to Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro.
What remains to be seen is whether Ford will actually show up. If she doesn’t, Republicans will have hell to pay with their already frustrated base.
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