GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to consider testifying

Kavanaugh Accuser Rejects 'Arbitrary' Ultimatum Regarding Testimony, Gets More Time

Kavanaugh Accuser Rejects 'Arbitrary' Ultimatum Regarding Testimony, Gets More Time

The California professor is willing to come to Washington to give her account and be questioned by senators, but doesn't want Kavanaugh in the same room, her attorney told judiciary committee staff in a 30-minute phone call later on Thursday. That 10:00 p.m. Eastern deadline was imposed after Grassley's relenting from a 10:00 a.m. deadline to let the Judiciary Committee know if Ford would be testifying under oath on Monday.

A high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

Trisha Hope, of League City, Texas said of Kavanaugh: 'I think I've never seen such a spectacle in my life, to see Democrats act this way'. "It's not my normal approach to b indecisive".

Facts don't matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.", Trump first tweeted, adding, "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. It has also bloomed into a broader clash over whether women alleging abuse are taken seriously by men and how both political parties address such claims with the advent of the #MeToo movement - a theme that could echo in this November's elections for control of Congress.

"You watched the fight, you watched the tactics, but here is what I want to tell you - in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court", McConnell told the Value Voters Summit, drawing a standing ovation.

-Ford would prefer that senators, and not an outside counsel hired by Republicans, question her. Or maybe a hybrid approach in which she agrees to nearly everything, but clings to a demand or two she thinks will find sympathy with Senators like Susan Collins - just to keep this ridiculous dance going.

Earlier on Friday, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME, who is considered on the fence for Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, said she was "appalled" by Trump's tweet calling Ford's story into question.

"We already had a hearing", Cornyn said.

In New Hampshire, Collins said she has assembled a team of 19 attorneys to help her understand Kavanaugh's record and was about 95 percent finished with her analysis when she spoke to him by phone September 14, after the allegations against him became known but before Ford came forward publicly.

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"You say, why didn't somebody call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago?" he said, referring to the accuser without naming her.

Ford says she wants to appear, but has issued a series of conditions that Conway said Friday sound more like demands.

Ford's legal team has said she strongly prefers that her allegations are fully investigated before she testifies.

A petition backing Prof Ford, signed by more than 1,000 alumnae from Holton-Arms, her former Maryland high school, was delivered on Thursday to two Democratic women senators.

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, says the assault allegation, which dates back to his teenage years, is "completely false".

Trump used a string of tweets to blame the entire row on "radical left wing politicians" seeking to "destroy and delay" Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has shown tremendous courage in coming forward to tell her story publicly. "He remains committed to providing a fair forum for both Dr Ford and Judge Kavanaugh".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling evangelical activists the Senate will "plow right through" and move to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

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