BREAKING: Grassley Gives Christine Blasey Ford 2:30 PM Deadline
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced late Friday night via Twitter that he has caved on his 10 p.m. EDT deadline for Christine Ford to decide on testifying before the committee about her uncorroborated charges accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting decades ago at a drunken high school pool party.
Grassley also said he felt he was “playing 2nd trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor”
Friday night’s extension was the fifth one given to Christine Ford.
The counteroffer given by the Senate Republicans to hold the hearing next Wednesday still stands–Ford must respond to the Judiciary Committee with her prepared testimony and biography Saturday at 2:30 PM.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has given Ford’s attorneys a deadline of 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday to respond with their decision, a committee source confirmed to CNN.The panel has proposed holding a hearing next Wednesday in which it would hear testimony from both Kavanaugh and Ford, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
Accuser Christine Blasey Ford believes she runs the U.S. Senate as she continues to make outrageous demands of how and when her hearing will be held.
Grassley said Friday that if Christine Ford does not agree to terms by the deadline given, the Senate will hold the vote Monday.
Sources are saying this is Grassley’s FINAL deadline!
Investigative reporter Paul Sperry said, “I am told that if Rita Katz fails by 2:30 pm today to agree to a hearing –and under Grassley’s terms of 1) Kavanaugh goes after Ford, 2) no other witnesses & 3) no restrictions on who asks questions — then Grassley is going ahead with committee vote on Monday. Period.”
BREAKING: I am told that if Rita Katz fails by 2:30 pm today to agree to a hearing –and under Grassley's terms of 1) Kavanaugh goes after Ford, 2) no other witnesses & 3) no restrictions on who asks questions — then Grassley is going ahead with committee vote on Monday. Period.
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 22, 2018
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