Skip to comments.Senate Republicans make counteroffer to Kavanaugh accuser for Wednesday hearing
Posted on 09/21/2018 12:31:54 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Senate Republicans on Friday extended a counteroffer to Christine Blasey Ford to testify on Capitol Hill next Wednesday, amid negotiations over whether Ford will elaborate on her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in public.
It was not immediately clear whether Ford would accept the offer. Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer by the end of the day.
We need to hear from her, said one senior source familiar with the process. Monday is the preferred date. But we are open to other things.
A senior Republican source told Fox News we cant postpone forever.
Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her while both were in high school. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had invited Ford to testify on Monday and gave Ford until 10 a.m. Friday to respond. That deadline passed Friday without a deal after Fords attorneys made clear this week Ford didnt want to testify Monday but suggested she would another day.
Ford attorney Debra Katz told the Judiciary Committee on Thursday that Ford is willing to appear for a hearing on Capitol Hill as long as senators provide "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety."
Among the terms requested by Fords legal team: Only members of the committee -- no lawyers -- can question her; Kavanaugh cannot be in the room at the time; and Kavanaugh should be questioned first, before he has the opportunity to hear Ford's testimony.
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This is beyond ridiculous
The GOP is the biggest group of fools in HISTORY
Tell the women to show up Monday or shut up..
Im tired of this bull excrement! Stop ACCOMODATING the lying left. Ford shows up on Monday or else! Then you have the vote!
NO DELAYS NO ACCOMMODATIONS NO DEALS
I smell Flake and Collins. Republicans suck.
Why in the hell are they negotiating with this woman, I guarantee you the democrats wouldn’t!
The GOP beclowns itself. Regardless of the ultimate outcome of this confirmation battle, the GOP is going to lose votes in the November elections because they look like jellyfish.
They had to counter. The Dems dont want this flake anywhere near a public hearing. Bet your boots they move the goalposts again. But that wont avail them a damn thing.
Reminds me of Obama’s red line involving Syria “If you cross the red line and use chemical weapons you will pay” Syria uses chemical weapons and NOTHING happens to them..republicans give this woman an offer come Monday to testify..she says NO..well Okie Dokie then, how about Wednesday LOL..she said she is afraid to fly..guess what she will have to fly to arrive on Wednesday too..this is beyond RIDICULOUS and makes these Senate Republicans look like IDIOTS..dont they see they are being PLAYED or do they just not care
I hear Carlsbad Caverns are nice this time of year. Let the caving commence.
Only members of the committee — no lawyers — can question her;
Soooo, she won’t have a lawyer present either???
Hard to believe there isn’t a lawyer on the committee...
Or, maybe they are all lawyers and that way...no questions...
Just turn out the lights. It’s over.
This story is dated and old news. Not happ8.
You said it! This is the tail wagging the dog. There is NOTHING to negotiate. She can show up and "testify" or not. That's it.
Well, that does it. They give her Thursday, Kananaugh Friday and there’s no vote next week.
Plus a week for her to prep, a week to dig up more liars and a week to work Flake, Corker and Snow.
I’d call this one over. Thanks Grassley.
Stop sucking up to these lying Stalinist weasels, you feckless wimps. Get the damn thing done, Fools.
If she comes up with another damned excuse Grassley has to cancel every effort extended to her as she is obviously being used by the Democrats for delaying of the confirmation of Kavanaugh, and proceed with the vote.
She will not take the offer .
Brent's lawyer Beth Wilkinson will destroy her under questioning.
A great DC lawyer .
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