As the spotlight that has been on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, remains upon sexual misconduct accusations that just came to the attention of the American public right before the weekend both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford have made it known that they are willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about an incident that allegedly occured between the two of them when they were teenagers in high school during the early 1980’s. For Americans who have been living under a rock the past couple of days or may have just been distracted by Hurricane Florence a quick review of what has occured. After sitting upon them quietly for the last two months in another attempt to prevent Judge Brett Kavanaugh from becoming the newest member of the Supreme Court, it has come to light that Christine Blasey Ford has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party.
California Senator Diane Feinstein has sat on the letter that she made public for the last two months which makes both the letter itself and the timing of its revealing highly questionable and easily able to be seen as a political play that is meant to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh out of the Supreme Court. In the letter Christine Blasey Ford wrote, “Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980s.” It has been claimed that at the time that she wrote the letter, Christine Blasey Ford, asked to be kept anonymous because the incident that allegedly took place between the two of them is upsetting to discuss. She has stated that at the time she wrote the letter there was a mixture of feeling guilty and compelled as a citizen about the idea of not saying anything.
From the moment that these accusations first came to light Judge Brett Kavanaugh has stood fast in his denial that there is any truth to the accusations that Christine Blasey Ford has blasted him with. In a statement that he released earlier Monday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said, “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.”
President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke to both the president and the Senate Judiciary Committee members, and it has been decided that Christine Blasey Ford will indeed be given the chance to be heard. It has not been an easy for Republicans to determine the right way to handle the accusations that have been brought forward by Christine Blasey Ford, however Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley let it be known Monday that there is a plan being made for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear from both Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and his accuser. It is no secret that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley is less than pleased with Senator Diane Feinstein for waiting until just before the weekend to share this letter with the rest of the committee.
When referring to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said, “Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner.”
It seems that simply allowing Christine Blasey Ford to be heard is not enough for some of the Democrats who wish to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh from making it to the Supreme Court. Despite his efforts to make phone calls to both Democrat and Republican aides who could interview both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, Senator Diane Feinstein has been less than cooperative. What a shocker that is. The woman who waited this long to bring these accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh now being less than cooperative after it has been agreed that Christine Blasey Ford should be heard should not really be all that surprising to Americans who have been following the situation.
In a statement that he gave to the media Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said, “unfortunately, committee Republicans have only known this person’s identity from news reports for less than 24 hours and known about her allegations for less than a week. Senator Feinstein, on the other hand, has had this information for many weeks and deprived her colleagues of the information necessary to do our jobs.”
Those who support Senator Diane Feinstein of California contend that Feinstein withheld the letter at the request of its writer, Christine Blasey Ford. Ever since these accusations came to light just before the weekend, there have been calls to delay the Senate’s vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. That vote is planned for Thursday, though at this time whether it will still take place or not is up in the air and something that we are all waiting to see. Those who support Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans feel that the vote should push forward as planned since it is the fault of the Democrats that they are now in this position, while others who do not favor Judge Brett Kavanaugh feel that a vote at this time would be negligent on the part of the Senate. Republicans and anyone who has enough intelligence to turn on a light bulb should be able to clearly see that this is a stalling tactic by the Democrats to try and hold off the vote until after the mid-term elections which could see Republicans lose some of the seats that they hold in the Senate.
Although Christine Blasey Ford has expressed her willingness to testify before congress and speak of what occured the night that she claims Judge Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her, there has been no indication that the Judiciary Committee had requested such a testimony to take place nor has there been any indication that they intend to delay the vote that will determine whether or not Judge Brett Kavanaugh becomes confirmed to the Supreme Court.