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Sen. Susan Collins: I want to testify to everyone under oath
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, comments on allegations against Kavanaugh.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has demanded that lawyers in the Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault will be able to cross examine both of them at Monday’s scheduled hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Collins, a key swing vote in the Kavanaugh confirmation, a letter sent, called on Tuesday after the Committee’s Chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the allegation against the judge, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford “serious” and demanding that Ford’s attorney be allowed to question Kavanaugh, and Vice versa.
“Such an approach is more continuity, would have the most information to elicit, and allow for a detailed investigation of the allegations,” Collins wrote in her letter to Grassley.
You can read my full letter to the Chairman and Ranking member of the judiciary Committee here: https://t.co/WzOXlyPrAA pic.twitter.com/eALSEmPygN
— Sen Susan Collins (@Senator Collins) September 18, 2018
Ford claims that a party, as both young people were in the early 1980s, in a drunken state Kavanaugh you are trapped in your bedroom, pinned her on a bed, trying to undress her and forced his hand over her mouth, screaming as she tried. She said she got away when a companion of Kavanaugh’s, jumped on him.
Kavanaugh, 53, has vehemently denied the accusation. He said in a statement on Monday that he wants to, “refuted this false claim, of 36 years, and defend my integrity.”
It is not yet clear whether the trial will go forward.
Grassley said Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show”, he would still get confirmation from Ford that it would appear, to hear on Monday, despite several attempts to reach you.
“So, the question is, do you want to come to the public hearing or not?” Grassley said.
A day earlier, Republicans agreed to, holding a public hearing of the Committee on legal Affairs, to testify at which Kavanaugh and Ford, have been invited to. The party leader made the concession to demand under pressure from senators, that the candidate and his accusers to give public, sworn testimony to be nominated before a vote on President Trump.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.