Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night.
“I remember back in the Thomas hearing when Senator Byrd was asked what he was going to do, and he said in a situation like this we should give the benefit of the doubt to the court and the country. And that’s what the Republicans should be doing right now, from the White House down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Senate, give the benefit of the doubt to the court and the country,” Clinton stated.
“And that means have an investigation that will then lead to a hearing that will then lead to a vote, if appropriate. And instead, they are playing the hardest of hardballs to try to pack the court with, you know, another nominee, regardless of the questions,” she continued. “Remember, Rachel, there were lots of questions raised in the hearing itself about some of his testimony, some of the statements he had made when he was first confirmed for the circuit court, and then additional statements.”
Clinton’s interview was on about an hour after Lisa Banks, Ford’s lawyer, said her client would not be testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer Calls For Investigations Before Senate Hearing)
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