Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley has extended the testimony agreement deadline for attorneys representing Christine Blasey Ford to 10:00 PM tonight in an effort to give Ford a chance to testify. If her attorneys cannot come to an agreement, the Senate will vote on Monday to confirm Kavanaugh.
I look for another few days of dirty tricks from Blasey Ford, her attorneys and the Democrats. But it seems like Republicans, especially Grassley are growing a little tired of the shenanigans from this bunch...
The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off.
Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will vote Monday on Kavanaugh's nomination.
“I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr. Ford decides not to testify. In the event that we can come to a reasonable resolution as I’ve been seeking all week, then I will postpone the committee vote to accommodate her testimony. We cannot continue to delay,” Grassley said in a statement.The announcement comes after lawyers for Ford and Judiciary Committee staffers struggled to reach an agreement on holding a hearing.