President Trump calls out the Dems on their ironic ‘timing’ when releasing information on an alleged sexual assault accuser. Trump points out that they had this information months ago but didn’t act on it until just now.
“They could have done that instead of waiting ’til everything was finished and then all of a sudden spring it, but that’s what the Democrats do. … It’s obstruction, it’s resist, it’s whatever you have to do,” he told reporters at the White House.
He said Kavanaugh is “very anxious” to appear before the Senate to defend himself against the allegations. Trump asked why Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) did not mention Ford’s letter when she met with Kavanaugh in his office for an “extended period of time.” Fox Insider reported.
Trump said Kavanaugh will make an “incredible” Supreme Court justice and both sides should be heard in a Senate hearing.
Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor claiming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 35 years ago, late Tuesday demanded a “full investigation” by the FBI before she attends any congressional hearing or “interrogation” into her accusations.
In response, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who said Ford is still invited to speak to the committee, countered that “nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay.”
Other top Republicans, including Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who had said they wanted to hear from Ford before voting on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, have indicated they would move forward with a vote if Ford chose not to testify.
Republicans had repeatedly invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify next week after delaying a planned Judiciary Committee vote that had been scheduled for Thursday. Kavanaugh accepted the committee’s invitation, but Ford stayed mum until Tuesday night.
This is the worst case of distract and delay I have ever seen. If the timing wasn’t a factor or an attempt to delay Kavanaugh’s appointment then why did they sit on this information? Let us know what you think in the comments below.