Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual harassment, first said she won’t testify before the Senate until a full FBI probe has been conducted.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) destroyed the liberal narrative when she said she didn’t know if Ford was being truthful.
Now, Ford has another wild excuse as to why she can’t testify on Monday – the day Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley has made clear will be the day Senators vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
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Kate DeVarney, a longtime friend of Christine Blasey Ford’s, is the second person to tell me Blasey Ford struggled to be in spaces without escape routes. Blasey Ford doesn’t like to fly, DeVarney said, bc an airplane is “the ultimate closed space where you cannot get away.”
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) September 20, 2018
This is a joke. This whole thing is a joke. Republicans should just confirm Kavanaugh and let the Democrats have a tantrum over it. Who cares at this point? https://t.co/t9ukRvPdX5
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 21, 2018
Grassley said they would go to California so I’m not sure why this is an issue. https://t.co/d4jKpPiEDD
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 21, 2018
One person described Ford’s latest ploy as using “every possible excuse to avoid testifying”:
Just when you thought you’d heard every possible excuse to avoid testifying https://t.co/irXvVLQBm9
— Dan O'Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) September 21, 2018
Next she'll claim she can't testify because she's washing her hair that day.
— Victor Tango Kilo (@GenghisKhet) September 21, 2018
Grassley offered to come to her.
Just vote already. https://t.co/rKU27dGKIO
— JWF (@JammieWF) September 21, 2018
the circus Kavanaugh confirmation, per Politico:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley will hold a committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court if he cannot work out the details of an appearance before the panel next week by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
The Iowa Republican said if he doesn’t hear back by 10 p.m. on Friday evening or Ford decides not to appear, the committee will vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Monday. If he and Ford’s attorney can agree to hear her testimony next week, Grassley will postpone the Monday vote.
“We cannot continue to delay,” Grassley said. He and other Republicans want Ford to appear on Wednesday, though Ford has requested Thursday,
Top committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California said she is “shocked and appalled” at Grassley’s hardball tactics.
“Bullying a survivor of attempted rape in order to confirm a nominee — particularly at a time when she’s receiving death threats — is an extreme abuse of power,” she said.
After holding a conference call on Friday morning, the committee’s Republicans accepted some of Ford’s requests, such as allowing one camera in the room, making sure Kavanaugh and Ford aren’t in the same hearing room at the same time and giving Ford breaks during testimony as well as security from the U.S. Capitol Police.
The GOP, however, rejected requests to limit questions to senators only, make Kavanaugh testify first and to subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford claims was in the same room with her and Kavanaugh during the alleged incident in high school.