Christine Blasey Ford is set to give the whole game away and then some.
This Thursday, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh forcibly groped her at a party while both were in high school. So far, no eyewitnesses corroborate her account.
Everything up until this point has shown that Ford isn’t exactly a scrupulous truth-teller just out trying to do the right thing. She initially refused to testify, despite her attorney claiming she would before. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Wants FBI Investigation, Won’t Testify Before Congress.) Then, once agreeing to testify, she claimed that she had a fear of flying, which could delay her getting to Washington, D.C., despite vacationing in the “mid-Atlantic” region just months prior. (RELATED: Christine Blasey Ford Indicates She Doesn’t Want to Fly to Testify.)
Additionally, Ford released a list of demands for the Senate Judiciary Committee to fulfill to guarantee her testimony. This list, which included the ludicrous ask that Kavanaugh testifies before her, was largely accepted. Some suspected it was a ploy to delay the hearing even longer. (RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee Refuses to Accept Christine Blasey Ford’s Requests to Testify.)
But now, thank the heavens and stars, Ford is finally trekking out to Washington to tell her story. The Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have done everything within reason to accommodate her. Democrats have played the loyal opposition by behaving like spoiled brats, crying over every step that moves this process forward. Oh, and not to mention deliberate sabotage. (RELATED: Senator Dianne Feinstein Pushes Back on Hearing for Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford.)
So, with everything riding on Thursday’s hearing, it looks like Ford may be getting cold feet. At least, that’s the speculation after Ford’s attorney, a rabid Democrat, released the following letter:
In new letter from Dr Ford’s Attorney to the Judiciary Committee, they again object to having outside counsel ask the questions for republicans at Thursday’s hearing, and ask for the name and resume of who that person will be.
This does not appear to be a done deal. pic.twitter.com/MwggIeBGbs
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 25, 2018
The Daily Mail reports:
In a letter from her attorney Monday, Michael Bromwich says his client may not get a ‘fair and credible’ hearing after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s claim that her accusations of sexual misconduct are ‘a smear’ against the Supreme Court judge nominee.
The letter obtained by NBC’s Frank Thorp suggests the process has gotten out of hand as numerous people chime in to have their say ahead of this week’s proceedings.
Well, that’s a tad disconcerting, or at least should be for everyone looking forward to Ford speaking her piece.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation totally rests on Ford’s testimony. That she keeps waffling on whether or not she’ll actually show up to testify proves, yet again, it’s all a sham.
If Ford thinks this process is unfair, it’s unlikely she’ll actually testify. And that may mean good news for Republicans: If Ford refuses to testify, then Kavanaugh is likely voted to be on the Supreme Court. (RELATED: If Christine Blasey Ford Doesn’t Testify, Brett Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed.)
The ball is completely in Ford’s hands. Going back and forth over testifying proves she’s isn’t serious.