Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said she has spoken with President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and a few other senators, and they agree that Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school, "will be heard."
"This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored," Conway told Fox News' "Fox and Friends," insisting she wanted to make it "clear" that it has been agreed that Ford should be heard.
Allowing Ford to be heard in sworn testimony, as well as having Kavanaugh answer questions about the allegations under oath, would be added to the considerations senators will have when deciding on whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed, said Conway.
"That has to be weighed against what we already know, which is that Judge Kavanaugh is a man of character and integrity who has been through six FBI vettings which can I tell you first hand are significant and thorough," said Conway. "He also has been lauded by women from every different aspect of his life, and this is significant."
Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, said early Monday that her client is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Conway said committee members she has spoken with have said to allow that to happen, but not to allow it to deny the vote on Kavanaugh on Thursday.
However, she questioned why Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., did not bring up the issue before now, including during private phone calls.
"Judge Kavanaugh has met with 65 U.S. senators," said Conway. "Remember, folks, that long before this happened, there were Democrats who said they would not vote for Judge Kavanaugh and they wouldn't vote for anybody that President Trump nominated to the Supreme Court."
Sandy Fitzgerald has more than three decades in journalism and serves as a general assignment writer for Newsmax covering news, media, and politics.
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