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Article by Bryan Howard
September 20, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent Democrats multiple letters firing off on Democrats. The first letter setting a deadline for the accuser of Kavanaugh, stating that she needs to confirm she will sit down for a hearing by Friday. The Second letter is calling out the Democrats for their abuse of the Kavanaugh hearing turning it into a political circus.
While calling out the Democrats in the most recent letter Gassley claimed he wants the accuser Mrs. Ford to have a chance to testify, but she has to be willing to come forward. Grassley is refusing to delay the confirmation process in a political game the Democrats seem to be playing.
Portions of the letter below:
Grassley exclaimed, “We’ve offered her a public hearing, a private hearing, a public staff interview, or a private staff interview. The staff is even willing to fly to California, or anywhere else, to meet her.”
Grassley bashed Democrats on the committee, stating, “I certainly can understand that Dr. Ford might be distrustful of the Committee’s ability to keep matters confidential based on the Democratic members’ recent conduct, but I sincerely hope that, if she chooses to testify in a closed session, that my colleagues can see their way to plugging the leaks which have plagued this nomination and gain their trust.”
Grassley dismissed Democrats’ request for an FBI investigation, “The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee … We have no power to commandeer an Executive Branch agency into conducting our due diligence.” He added, “… your request ignores the fact that Dr. Ford has already made her allegations public. The purpose of the background investigation process is to compile information in a confidentialmanner.”
Grassley fires off on Democrats with this statement in the letter,
“This is but the latest—and most serious—of your side’s abuse of this confirmation process. There has been delay and obstruction of this process at every turn and with every argument available. Therefore, I will view any additional complaints about the process very skeptically.”