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Christine Blasey Ford is now demanding a “full investigation” by the FBI before she testifies before the Senate.

Ford is the woman accusing SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault nearly three decades ago.

Might this put a wrench in Kavanaugh’s confirmation?

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Here’s the scoop…

From Fox News:

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, have indicated they would move forward with a vote if Ford chose not to testify.

Continued:

Republicans have repeatedly invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on Monday after delaying a planned Judiciary Committee vote on his confirmation that had been scheduled for Thursday. Kavanaugh accepted the committee’s invitation, but Ford stayed mum until Tuesday night.

Ford’s insistence on an FBI investigation — which a federal law enforcement official told Fox News was “totally inappropriate” — throws the entire hearing into doubt: Grassley, R-Iowa, had threatened to nix the proceeding if Ford refused to participate.

It was also sure to add fuel to Republican claims that the allegations — which were known to ranking Judiciary Committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein in July, but revealed to federal authorities just last Thursday — are part of a concerted effort to stall Kavanaugh’s nomination at the last minute.

GOP Senator Chuck Grassley’s thoughts:

Lisa Blatt is an appellate lawyer from Washington DC. She proudly boasts of being a ‘liberal Democrat’ who voted for Barack Obama twice, as well as Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Unfortunately for Hillary, Obama, and liberals across the country, Blatt says Kavanaugh should be confirmed.

Check out Blatt’s opening remarks before the United States Senate, via Daily Wire:

My name is Lisa Blatt, and I know Judge Kavanagh in my capacity as an appellate lawyer here in Washington. I have argued 35 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States – more than any other woman in history. I am also a liberal Democrat and an unapologetic defender of a woman’s right to choose. My hero is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, for whom I had the great fortune of serving as a law clerk. I proudly voted for Hillary Clinton. I voted for President Obama twice. And with my apologies, Mr. Chairman, for this one, I wish Senator Feinstein were chairing this committee. And yet I am here today to introduce Judge Kavanaugh, and urge the Senate to confirm him as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Kind of a big deal coming from a woman who says her “hero” is liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Hillary surely won’t be pleased to hear about this.

More from Blatt:

I’ve received many angry calls from friends and even strangers for supporting Judge Kavanaugh, but I was raised to call it like I see it, and I don’t see the choice before you as difficult. By any objective measure, Judge Kavanaugh is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. After law school, he clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy, the justice he would succeed. He spent twelve years on the nation’s most prestigious Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

His opinions are invariably thoughtful and fair, and many are known as instant classics – not just because they are important, but because they are written so clearly and well. The Supreme Court has adopted the reasoning in his opinions more than a dozen times.

Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial temperament and integrity are also flawless. He is meticulously prepared, and he treats litigants with respect, asking probing questions of both sides. He approaches judging by determining what the law requires, no matter his personal preference.

 

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