Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer released what amounts to a ridiculous list of demands on Thursday in what’s clearly nothing more than an attempt to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing indefinitely.
As the Daily Caller reported on Monday, “Should Kavanaugh’s nomination falter, the Trump administration has little hope of installing a new justice on the high court before the end of the year, and less still should Democrats seize control of the Senate in the midterm elections.”
“[T]he Senate took an average of 67 days to confirm the last nine Supreme Court justices. Based on that schedule, time does not allow the Senate to confirm a replacement nominee ahead of the November midterm elections, particularly in view of the fact that President Donald Trump will likely take several days — if not considerably longer — to select a new candidate.”
The Dems are hoping to scuttle Kavanaugh’s nomination, win the midterms, and then stall out until the end of Trump’s presidency.
This is all part of the theatrics.
Per @ShannonBream, Dr. Ford’s team has asked for:
– No lawyers doing questioning
– Only members of the Senate Judiciary Committee can question
– Kavanaugh cannot be in the room
– Kavanaugh must go first pic.twitter.com/JnjjGtII4Q
— Jason Donner (@jason_donner) September 21, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday.
Lawyers for Ford told committee staffers during a call Thursday evening to negotiate details of a potential hearing that she wanted Kavanaugh to testify before her and she does not want to be in the same room as him, according to multiple reports.
A source told CNN that Ford’s lawyers are also opposed to an outside counsel being used to question her during a hearing, something that was being discussed by Republican senators to avoid the optics of 11 male GOP senators questioning Ford.
It’s Ford’s lawyers who want to avoid the optics of Ford being questioned by Kavanaugh’s female lawyer.
The call comes after Ford’s lawyers opened the door earlier Thursday to her appearing before the committee next week, while warning that a public hearing currently scheduled for Monday was “not possible.”
I guess she has a doctor’s appointment!
“She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” Ford lawyer Debra Katz wrote, asking to talk with committee staff about the “conditions” for her testimony.
The notion Kavanaugh would testify first when he’s the one being accused is so insane you can only laugh.
This whole stunt is so ridiculous it’s beyond imagination. Hopefully, it will backfire tremendously, Kavanaugh will be confirmed and he’ll have a new understanding of just how shameless and depraved today’s Democrats are and how important it is they be restrained.
As he has throughout, Kavanaugh sounding very, very confident. pic.twitter.com/MMOLHlNo1P
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 21, 2018