BREAKING: Senate Republicans Make Counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford With Friday Deadline
Senate Republicans made a counteroffer to Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford early Friday afternoon.
Ford’s lawyers have until the end of the day Friday to work out the terms for next week’s hearing.
Ford was originally supposed to give her prepared testimony and biography to the Senate Judiciary committee by Friday 10 AM ET–they have extended the offer to the end of the day.
Politico reported that the Senate Republicans are offering to hold the hearing next Wednesday after Ford’s lawyers requested a Thursday hearing.
“We’ll do it on Wednesday, we expect the accuser before the accused and we do intend to have the counsel do the questioning,” the senator said, summing up the Republicans’ stance. The party is OK with limiting the hearing to one camera as requested by Ford and has also “acquiesced” to Ford’s request that Kavanaugh not be in the same room as her, the senator said.
GOP members of the Judiciary Committee held a conference call on Friday morning to discuss how to respond to Ford’s requests on Thursday. And barring new revelations, the party plans to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination in Judiciary Committee shortly after hearing her testimony next week.
Christine Ford has accused–without corroborating evidence–Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a drunken high school pool party decades ago.
The Democrats are completely unhinged– Dem Senator Kamala Harris said Ford’s (uncorroborated) allegations of Kavanaugh sexually assaulting her at a high school party over 35 years ago does not need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for Kavanugh to be denied a seat on the Supreme Court.
The Republicans seem to be fighting back (shocker).
On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the Republicans are going to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court very soon.
“We’re going to plow right through it,” McConnell said.
Breitbart Editor Joel Pollak said, “The only possible reason for Dr. Ford to demand a Thursday hearing (as opposed to Wednesday/Tuesday or the scheduled Monday) is to prevent the Senate from voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh before month’s end, leaving him off the bench when the Supreme Court’s next session starts.”
The only possible reason for Dr. Ford to demand a Thursday hearing (as opposed to Wednesday/Tuesday or the scheduled Monday) is to prevent the Senate from voting to confirm Brett Kavanaugh before month's end, leaving him off the bench when the Supreme Court's next session starts.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) September 21, 2018