Sen. Grassley Sets Friday Deadline For Kavanaugh Accuser To Respond

Christine Blasey Ford's attorney says "the rush to a hearing" about Ford's allegations against Brett Kavanaugh "is unnecessary."
Posted at 10:40 PM, Sep 19, 2018

Another date has been set in the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Chuck Grassley says by Friday morning Christine Blasey Ford must respond to his request to attend a hearing next week about her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. In his letter to ranking member of the committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein Grassley also requested a copy of the unredacted letter Ford sent Feinstein about the allegations.  

In a separate letter to Democratic members of the committee, Grassley denied their request to cancel Monday's hearing about Kavanaugh's nomination. He also again dismissed having the FBI investigate the allegations.

In a statement issued Wednesday evening, Ford's attorney Lisa Banks said, "The rush to a hearing is unnecessary and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth." Banks also said a hearing with "just two witnesses," or Ford and Kavanaugh, is "not a fair or good faith investigation."