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Article by Bryan Howard
September 22, 2018
On Friday, Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley issued a statement to Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers that she must accept an offer to a testimony by 10 pm on the Friday night. If she did not respond by that time the vote for Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court will happen on Monday.
The letter states:
“Despite the fact that the July 30th letter remains hidden, my committee has been investigating the allegations and has heard from multiple witnesses since Sunday,” Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement.
“Ms. Katz has discussed Dr. Ford’s allegations in numerous media interviews and said on TV Monday morning that Dr. Ford wants to share her account with the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Grassley continued. “It’s Friday night and nothing’s been agreed to despite our extensive efforts to make testimony possible.”
“I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening,” Grassley stated. “I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr. Ford decides not to testify.”
“In the event that we can come to a reasonable resolution as I’ve been seeking all week, then I will postpone the committee vote to accommodate her testimony. We cannot continue to delay.”
The deadline has passed and there is no report if Mrs. Ford lawyers responded back. If they did not respond Republicans need to hold strong on this deadline and go through with the vote and stop delaying.