White House Backs Hearings For Kavanaugh Accuser
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke in support of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while in high school.
“This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” Conway said, adding that she had spoken to a number of Republican senators on the judiciary committee who backed allowing the woman to testify.
“Allowing this woman to be heard in sworn testimony, allowing Judge Kavanaugh to be heard in sworn testimony about these specific allegations would be added to the very considerable mountain of evidence and considerations that folks will have when they weigh whether or not to vote for Judge Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court,” Conway continued.
Conway finally declared “she should not be ignored. She should not be insulted. She should be heard, and so should he.”
The accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, speaking through a lawyer, said she would be willing to appear before the committee and testify. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while they were both at a house party as teenagers in their high school years. Kavanaugh issued a statement flatly denying the allegation and the White House continues to support his nomination.
JUST IN: “The answer is yes,” says the attorney for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford on whether she is willing to testify in public, adding that she has not been asked to do so https://t.co/ldiFVBCMo0 pic.twitter.com/SBTPOUY97V
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