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Law Professor Jonathan Turley Says There’s No Middle Ground With Kavanaugh Accuser

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley said there’s no middle ground with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford: She’s either a “victim” or a “liar.”

“This is someone claiming to be the victim of an attempted rape. Moreover, it’s not a few good men on the committee, it’s all men,” Turley said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “And so it’s going to be very hard for the Republicans to deal with the optics of this.” (RELATED: Democrats’ Delayed Document Dump On Kavanaugh Is A ‘Question Of Fairness,’ Says Professor Jonathan Turley)

“To have someone who comes forward and says look, this guy tried to rape me and to really sort of drill down in questioning on whether she is a liar. That’s going to be a very difficult thing for the Republican members to do,” he continued.

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Turley claimed there’s no “midpoint” with Ford and said that dynamic puts Republicans in a very difficult situation.

“I have got to tell you as a defense counsel there is no midpoint here,” he declared. “When you have a case where someone is alleging a sexual assault or rape, either it’s that person is the victim or that person is a liar. And you don’t have any midpoint. If you finish midpoint, the jury tends to rule against the defendant.”

“Republicans are going to be in a tough position,” he concluded.

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