Dershowitz: Kavanaugh Accuser Must Testify, ‘It Is In The Constitution’
Famed leftist lawyer and legal expert Alan Dershowitz said it was Kavanaugh’s accuser has a Constitutional duty to testify before the Senate and face the man she accused.
Speaking to Fox News Thursday, Dershowitz said bluntly, “She has to testify.”
“Nobody should be referring to her as a victim and him as a perpetrator until we hear from both of them under oath, subject to cross-examination,” Dershowitz said, “There is nothing more essential to American justice than the opportunity to cross-examine your accuser, to confront your accuser. It is in the Constitution.”
When asked if the FBI should be involved, Dershowitz shrugged the idea off.
“There is not going to be very much the FBI can do,” Dershowitz said, “First of all, it is not an alleged federal crime. Second, the FBI doesn’t make credibility judgments – The FBI has no jurisdiction over this kind of thing.”
Dershowitz was pressed again on wether he believes Ford will face a Congressional hearing. Dershowitz said “It has to happen. If it doesn’t happen on Monday, the Republicans will be able to ram this through by saying that she didn’t come forward.”
The Fox hosts played a clip from “The View” saying Kavanaugh was “probably guilty” to which Dershowitz replied, “Probably guilty” is not good enough under our system. There is no other indication other than her words that he is guilty.”