President Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow said Tuesday on Fox News that he thinks Congress should hear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, but questioned why they would hold an additional hearing on the accusations if she does not agree to show.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, invited Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault while the two were in high school, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford did not respond to the emails sent by the senator’s staff.
Sekulow said that “Grassley has done it correctly,” and that “if the accuser here, Dr. Ford, does not testify I tend to agree with the chairman of the Judiciary Committee at that point I don't know why you would have a hearing. If she does testify, Brett Kavanaugh should be given the opportunity and will be given the opportunity to defend his position, and make his statements. So I think there is a straightforward process here, it will be implemented and followed.”
He added that he tends to agree with Grassley “for two reasons. One, if the information was gathered back in July, why was it not put forward? Number two, in a situation like this, to literally spring it on the week of the vote shows the politics of it. Now, having said that, there has been an allegation. So the proper approach is to let that allegation be vetted by the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
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