Former Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said congressional Democrats have “damaged” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his family, forcing Republicans to start “bending over backwards” for his accuser.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her at a high school party more than 35 years ago and claims he tried to forcibly remove her clothes while he was intoxicated. She has yet to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Senator [Chuck] Grassley is bending over backwards by offering this opportunity for [Ford] to publicly or privately testify,” Chaffetz said on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” Wednesday. (RELATED: Sen. Chuck Grassley Predicts Four Or Five Democrats Will Defect To Vote For Brett Kavanaugh If Republicans Can Get 50)
Chaffetz said the families of America are taking note, as Democrats attack Kavanaugh personally and continue to damage his family.
“I got to tell you, though, there are a lot of mothers and fathers that are looking out there at Judge Kavanaugh and saying, ‘You’re going to go back and disparage my son’ or have that vision that this person, some 36 years ago — his entire family is going to be damaged by this,” he added. ”
“You also look at these young daughters that he has, that he’s been coaching basketball. And I think a lot of people look at that and say, ‘What is the message to these young women.”
Chaffetz also accused Democrats of putting unfair pressure on the Judiciary Committee and said they’re doing everything they can to make sure the truth wins out.
“The committee is bending over backwards by providing this opportunity to hear these allegations in the light of day or in the privacy of a committee. But I think the committee is doing everything it can,” Chaffetz concluded. “The Democrats are I think, overstepping if they’re making all of these demands of the committee.”
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