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Brett Kavanaugh
Supreme
Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh leaves his home September 19,
2018 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear
again before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday following
allegations that have endangered his appointment to the Supreme
Court.

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  • Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer put out a new statement
    responding to Republican calls for Ford to testify to the
    Senate Judiciary Committee about her claims that Brett
    Kavanaugh
    sexually assaulted her decades ago.
  • Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get Ford in
    front of the committee before lawmakers vote on Kavanaugh’s
    confirmation to the Supreme Court.
  • “Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public
    spotlight only two days ago,” Ford’s attorney said in a
    statement Wednesday. “She is currently unable to go home, and
    is receiving ongoing threats to her and her family’s safety.
    Fairness and respect dictate that she should have time to deal
    with this.”
  • President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the
    bench. He stands by his choice. Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s
    allegations.

Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer responded to Republican calls for
Ford to testify to the Senate about her claims that Brett
Kavanaugh
sexually assaulted her decades ago.

Senate Republicans have been clamoring to get Ford in front of
the Judiciary Committee before lawmakers vote on Kavanaugh’s
confirmation to the Supreme Court next week.

“Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only
two days ago,” the statement from Ford’s lawyer read. “She is
currently unable to go home, and is receiving ongoing threats to
her and her family’s safety. Fairness and respect dictate that
she should have time to deal with this.”

President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,
and said he stands by his choice. Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s
allegations.

The stakes are high. Republicans have moved to get Kavanaugh
confirmed before the November 6 midterm election, where Democrats
are expected to flip a number of GOP-held seats in the Senate.

Read the statement from Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer below:

“Dr. Ford was reluctantly thrust into the public spotlight only
two days ago. She is currently unable to go home, and is
receiving ongoing threats to her and her family’s safety.
Fairness and respect dictate that she should have time to deal
with this.

She continues to believe that a full non-partisan investigation
of this matter is needed and she is willing to cooperate with the
Committee.

However, the Committee’s stated plan to move forward with a
hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith
investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have
appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding.

The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the
Committee discovering the truth.”

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