The Washington Post said any hearings into the allegations of attempted sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be handled the right way and the claims not swept under the rug.
The Post made its comments in an editorial posted on its website on Monday night.
“Several key senators said Monday that Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of assaulting her at a high school party three decades ago, should be heard,” he newspaper said..
“We agree. And it is important that she be heard in the right way. A quick act of under-the-rug-sweeping, following the already unseemly rush by Senate Republicans to confirm Mr. Kavanaugh to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, would not be acceptable.
“That means the Judiciary Committee cannot wrap up the issue with a few phone calls, as some initially suggested.”
The newspaper said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is calling for the FBI to examine the case.
And it noted the agency “has responsibility for conducting background inquiries into presidential nominees.”
“The FBI should interview all relevant players and look into the extent to which any witnesses can corroborate Ms. Ford’s account or Mr. Kavanaugh’s denial,” the Post said.
Meanwhile, both sides are getting set for a hearing on Ford’s claims.
“Monday night Senate officials said such a hearing would take place next Monday, which might be fine — but only if the FBI investigation is complete,” the Post said.
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