Brett Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify before the Senate.

By | 2018-09-17T08:18:38+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |29 Comments

And here we go.

Courtesy of Politico

The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school “will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the Senate Judiciary Committee has the full story,” including testifying before the committee, her attorney said Monday.

Debra Katz, the attorney for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, told “CBS This Morning” that her client hopes to tell “her story in a manner that is a fair proceeding.”

“My client will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the senate judiciary committee has the full story and the full set of allegations to allow them to make a fully informed decision,” Katz said. “She’s willing to do what she needs to do.”

A number of Senators have also expressed an interest in hearing what Christine Blasey Ford has to say, and they were not all Democrats.

Courtesy of The Hill:

GOP Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.), two vocal Trump critics who are retiring after 2018, both indicated they believe the Judiciary Committee should wait to hear from Ford before moving forward.

And they have now been joined by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski:

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) says the Judiciary Committee “might” need to consider delaying a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a woman accusing him of sexual assault spoke publicly for the first time about the allegation.

“Well, I think that might be something they might have to consider, at least having that discussion,” Murkowski told CNN late Sunday night asked if the Judiciary Committee should delay a vote on Kavanaugh.

“This is not something that came up during the hearings. The hearings are now over, and if there is real substance to this, it demands a response. That may be something the committee needs to look into,” Murkowski continued.

Even the White House is signaling that they believe this woman must be heard:

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, sounded a somewhat more conciliatory tone Monday morning in an appearance on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends,” telling the show’s trio of hosts that Ford’s account ought not to be ignored but that it also should be weighed against Kavanaugh’s account. Both sides, she said, should be heard in sworn testimony before the Senate.

“This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” Conway said.

She added that she believes that the “Senate is headed to a reasonable approach” after speaking to a number of lawmakers, including Sen. Lindsey Graham.

“Allowing this woman to be heard in sworn testimony, allowing judge Kavanaugh to be heard in sworn testimony about these specific allegations would be added to the very considerable mountain of evidence and considerations that folks will have when they weigh whether or not to vote for judge Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court,” Conway said.

“So, let me make very clear. I have spoken with the president. I have spoken with Sen. Graham and others. This woman will be heard,” Conway said.

I should add that the White House also thinks that this can happen in a closed-door session and quickly enough so that the scheduled vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination this Thursday can stay on track. 

I am far less confident they will be able to keep that schedule. 

In fact, right now I am far more confident that this Kavanaugh nomination may never happen. 

That is a definite possibility right now

Update: Newly tweeted by Collins.


I don’t really see how Kurkowski or Collins will be able to support Kavanaugh at this point.

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29 Comments

  1. viv September 17, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Look at that beautiful little girl. 🙁

    Makes me wanna hit that pasty little bastard smack in his hairy helmet.

  2. Joan Of Fart September 17, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Kellyanne’s hair looks brittle. Must be the meth.

  3. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 6:45 am

    American Democracy Is in Crisis

    HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON SEP 16, 2018

    Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back.

    —Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track. I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.

    I don’t use the word crisis lightly. There are no tanks in the streets. The administration’s malevolence may be constrained on some fronts—for now—by its incompetence. But our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose.

    As I see it, there are five main fronts of this assault on our democracy.

    First, there is Donald Trump’s assault on the rule of law.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/american-democracy-is-in-crisis/570394/

    • HRC September 17, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Excerpts>
      First, there is Donald Trump’s assault on the RULE OF LAW.
      Second, the legitimacy of our elections is in doubt.
      Third, the president is waging war on truth and reason.
      Fourth, there’s Trump’s breathtaking corruption.
      Fifth, Trump undermines the national unity that makes democracy possible.

      “Think of our body politic like a human body, with our constitutional checks and balances, democratic norms and institutions, and well-informed citizenry all acting as an immune system protecting us from the disease of authoritarianism. Over many years, our defenses were worn down by a small group of right-wing billionaires—people like the Mercer family and Charles and David Koch—who spent a lot of time and money building an alternative reality where science is denied, lies masquerade as truth, and paranoia flourishes. By undermining the common factual framework that allows a free people to deliberate together and make the important decisions of self-governance, they opened the way for the infection of Russian propaganda and Trumpian lies to take hold.”

      “ THE TRUTH is that this is not a symmetrical problem. We should be clear about this: The increasing radicalism and irresponsibility of the Republican Party, including decades of demeaning government, demonizing Democrats, and debasing norms, is what gave us Donald Trump. Whether it was abusing the filibuster and stealing a Supreme Court seat, gerrymandering congressional districts to disenfranchise African Americans, or muzzling government climate scientists, Republicans were undermining American democracy long before Trump made it to the Oval Office.”

      “NOW we must do all we can to save our democracy and heal our body politic.”
      “Democracy may be our birthright as Americans, but it’s not something we can ever take for granted. Every generation has to fight for it, has to push us closer to that more perfect union.”

      HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

  4. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin’s ‘Despicable’ Acts: ‘Our Democracy Is In Crisis’

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-op-ed-donald-trump_us_5b9f0f81e4b046313fbc4857

  5. anon September 17, 2018 at 7:03 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/17/msnbc-guest-says-republicans-headed-toward-political-suicide.html

    ““Not only the House is gone, will put the Senate in real, real, real, real play,” Deutsch said on the topic. “If the Republicans are tone deaf here it will be a death spiral for them.” “” Deutsch added. “I believe Kavanaugh is dead at this point. I would be shocked if he was ever a Supreme Court justice.” “Deutsch is probably right. To confirm Brett Kavanaugh would be political suicide for the Republican Party and for the U.S. senators who vote to confirm him. This doesn’t mean that they won’t vote to confirm him, however, because it appears that the only goal they have is to stack the U.S. Supreme Court with right-wing ideologues for decades to come.” fyi>

    The term “good behavior” is understood to mean justices may serve for the remainder of their lives, unless they are IMPEACHed and convicted by CONgress, resign, or retire.

    • Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      They don’t care. McConnell believes that putting Kavanaugh on the bench is worth what he’ll consider a temporary loss of majority in the House and possibly Senate. It’s a risk he’ll take. After all, when they were the minority they still managed to control the House and Senate under Obama through obstruction, hubris and speechifying. McConnell knows how forgiving and loyal his base is. He’ll continue to push Kavanaugh and put the screws to all of the Republicans, plus those Dems in red states like that fuck Manchin.

  6. 2NOW September 17, 2018 at 7:27 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/two-65-women-vouched-kavanaugh-stand-accuser-comes-forward/

    “Meghan McCaleb and Stephanie Conway McGill, continued to back Kavanaugh after Christine Blasey Ford came forward to identify herself and described the alleged a$$ault in more detail.”

  7. Whatevs September 17, 2018 at 7:34 am

    KellyAleternativeFacts Conjob wouldn’t know reasonable if it jumped up and bit her in her scrawny behind.

  8. Anon September 17, 2018 at 8:01 am

    I think this type of assault was/is far more common than some people think. It happened to me, too, 45 years ago. Affected my entire life. Was talking to a female friend, and she passed it off as a boys will be boys incidence, and everyone makes mistakes. I called bullshit on her, said a Supreme Court Justice should be held to a higher standard. I’m tired of her way of thinking.

    • Anon September 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

      Attempting rape, calculated behavior with a second guy watching I wager is far less frequent.

      • Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 9:16 pm

        They’ll track down that guy and he’ll back Kavanaugh because boys club and embarrassment. Then it will be two against one and the Republicans will hoot about yet more fake news from the Democrats. Even if he backs Ford up, the Deplorables will still believe the Fake News that Trump will spew from his Twitler account.

        There is no winning here. Only documenting the disgusting actions of the Republican Party. If only the Democrats would use it and much, much more against them every time they campaign.

  9. Anon September 17, 2018 at 8:33 am

    ‘Huntsman tried again. “The Democrats now know if you bring it out the week before they’re going to have a vote, Republicans have no choice,” she said. “And now they’re not going to have another nominee until after the mid-terms.”

    “But they didn’t do that,” responded a clearly frustrated Goldberg. “I’m sorry, this all went down because [online news magazine] the Intercept made a decision to release that. Dianne Feinstein didn’t release that.”’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/the-view-smacks-down-co-host-abby-huntsman-for-blaming-democrats-for-kavanaugh-debacle/

    MY BET>Hunts*man’s daddy is running for president…2020

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Huntsman_Jr.

    • Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 9:29 am

      Rawstory>
      “U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called the sexual misconduct allegation brought by a woman against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extremely credible and said the FBI should reopen its background investigation on the judge.

      A planned vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination should be put on hold while the FBI investigates the allegation against President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s highest court, Schumer said. “Trying to rush this through on Thursday is an insult to the women of America and an insult to the majesty of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Schumer told ABC’s “The View,” referring to a planned vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

      • Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 9:22 pm

        I think they ought to revisit that background check because Kavanaugh’s written explanation of his credit card debt is different than the story that the White House released. There is something very fishy in all that. How on his salary he could erase that amount of debt in one year, 2017. How coincedental it was 2017. It’s almost like Trump knew that a Supreme Court position would be open soon. I wonder if that opening was accelerated with some sort of sweet deal. I wonder if Kavanaugh had help erasing all that debt. The FBI needs to dig deeper into both his finances and the attempted rape.

        Of course, if Kavanaugh had the integrity it took to be a Supreme Court Justice, he would have stepped down and withdrawn his nomination already.

  10. anon September 17, 2018 at 8:41 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/17/every-judiciary-democrat-challenges-republicans-to-investigate-serial-liar-kavanaughs-sexual-assault.html

    “all 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee today sent a letter challenging Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to allow the FBI to investigate the allegations and follow up on Kavanaught’s misleading committee testimony.”
    “Christine Ford has not lied under oath, in fact she passed an FBI administered lie detector test about this alleged incident.”

    • L. Kurkowski September 17, 2018 at 9:40 am

      “South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, the Mueller investigation is partially predicated on guilty pleas of people who lied to the FBI, but lying to federal law enforcement officials isn’t “a big event.”

      “”I said he shouldn’t be on the bench before this but now we gotta get to the bottom of this and even more people I think will end up agreeing with me””
      “There is a VIEW out there”

      https://twitter.com/TheView?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  11. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 8:46 am

    She supposedly has medical evidence to back up her claim. I have a feeling there are other women out there that are staying quiet because of the smear campaign.

    The republicans are going to smear her and women are going to get out and vote them out.

    Also Brett’s buddy, who doesn’t remember a thing, has a history of posting photos of young girls on the Internet, it has all been wiped clean, but some media outlet got screen shots first.

    • Anon September 17, 2018 at 10:31 am

      His buddy also wrote a book detailing how he would black out from excessive alcohol intake in high school. In addition he wrote about heavy drinking amongst peers at the Prep school.

  12. matt lauer September 17, 2018 at 9:15 am

    $o? mr grab*bum by the pu$$y?

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-seen-arriving-at-white-house_us_5b9fce02e4b046313fbda070

    “Republican senators have expressed concern over a woman’s private-turned-public allegation that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers.

    Debra S. Katz, the attorney for the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, said her client considered the incident to be an attempted rape.

    “She believes that if were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would have been raped,” Katz told NBC’s “Today.””

    • $wampMon$ter$ September 17, 2018 at 10:57 am

      “Ford told the Post of a high school gathering in which Kavanaugh and Judge, both drunk, shoved her into a bedroom. She said that Kavanaugh locked the door, pushed her onto a bed, fumbled with her clothing, held her down and attempted to force himself on her. Ford said she managed to escape when Judge jumped on top of both of them.” “In his 2005 book God and Man at Georgetown Prep, Judge slammed his high school and the “insane liberalism” of Catholicism in the 1960s. He said the school was “overrun” by gay priests — part of the church’s “lavender mafia,” he later wrote in The Daily Caller — and was infused with alcohol.

      “Only a person in denial still claims that something did not go terribly wrong in the Church after the 1960s, and that more often than not that thing was homosexual priests molesting teenage boys,“Judge wrote in the The Daily Caller in 2011.
      “My own take is that it had less to do with homosexuality than with the feverish libertinism of the 60s. Liberals have no interest in connecting the dots from liberalism to sexual abuse.”

      Judge also noted in his essay: “I’m guilty as well, at least of the bouts of dehumanizing lust that is part of the fallen world and being human … we all have that monster to some extent.”

  13. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Brett doesn’t remember because he was drunk doesn’t mean it didn’t happen,who got the booze since they were all underage?

    Also he tried to prove that Hillary had an affair with Vince Foster and killed him to cover it up,made Vince’s daughter give hair sample to prove Hillary’s hair was in apt. What a sickol

  14. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/17/sexual-predator-trump-praises-brett-kavanaugh-as-a-special-person.html

    “Trump defended Kavanaugh but also admitted that he hasn’t spoken to his own Supreme Court nominee. ”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-seen-arriving-at-white-house_us_5b9fce02e4b046313fbda070

    “Kavanaugh, meanwhile, was seen arriving at the White House late Monday morning. There was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit.”

    Updated 4 hours ago

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/why-donald-trump-nominated-brett-kavanaugh-to-the-supreme-court

  15. LD$ September 17, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/just-start-calling-locker-room-rape-internet-lights-orrin-hatch-saying-brett-kavanaugh-accuser-mixed/

    “Hatch said “she’s mixed up” and “she’s mistaken.” He didn’t go so far as to use the words “legitimate rape” but he wasn’t far off.”

    “There are a lot of things that just don’t make sense to me about Anita Hill’s testimony. Some of it just doesn’t square with what I think is basic reality and common sense” — Orrin Hatch, October 1991

    Christine Ford seems “mixed up” — Orrin Hatch, September 2018
    10:34 AM – Sep 17, 2018

    “There are a lot of things that just don’t make sense to me about Anita Hill’s testimony. Some of it just doesn’t square with what I think is basic reality and common sense” — Orrin Hatch, October 1991

    Dear Orrin, you just told me everything I need to know about who you are today.

    There is no bottom with the @GOP. No shame. No humanity. And hopefully, after the midterms, no majority. @OrrinHatch @SenateGOP

    PS FUCKUORRIN wanna be President Hatch~IT~

  16. DR September 17, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/drudge-report-christine-ford_us_5b9ff404e4b04d32ebfb2c91

    “But the hit piece, published by another outlet, targeted the wrong person.

    Drudge Report tweeted a link to a story published on Grabien News that claimed it had discovered a trove of negative reviews written by former students of a professor named Christine Ford.”
    ““apologize for the error.”

    “We’ve since learned there are two Christine Fords working in clinical psychology in California and we wrote this report about the wrong Christine Ford,” according to Grabien’s note in the retracted article. “We regret not going to greater lengths to ensure this was indeed the same Christine Ford. Please do not share this article with anyone ”

    “Drudge Report later deleted the tweet linking to Grabien’s botched reporting, though the site neither informed its more than 1.4 million followers about the retraction nor apologized for the error.”
    ‘In fact, @DRUDGE_REPORT has “savaged” the wrong Christine Ford… and this tweet is still circulating 2 hours later. Will a correction and apology be forthcoming?’

  17. Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Corker and Flake will still confirm Kavanaugh. So will Sasse. They all talk a good game but in the end they still tow the party line. The DINOs will cancel out Collins and Murkowski and Pence will break any tie so it will be FAKE JUSTICE Kavanaugh for a lifetime on the bench, unless he can be impeached for perjury.

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