This is a nice change of pace. And, I think, in the end, it will provide everyone with what they want, granted that it actually happens.

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her in high school has been less than forthcoming about her willingness to work with the Senate Judiciary Committee on proving her allegations.

Back in July, she made her allegations known in the form of a letter that reached Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office. Sen. Feinstein sat on the letter for months, not telling anyone about it until just before Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote. With the allegations public, Democrats are demanding an FBI investigation into the matter, despite the agency already refusing to get involved.

On Monday, Ford’s attorney confirmed that she would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Ford Agrees to Republican Wishes – Will Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee.)

However, that proposition was revoked later in the week, as Ford made it known that she did not want to testify and joined Democrats in demanding an FBI investigation. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Wants FBI Investigation, Won’t Testify Before Congress.)

Following her refusal to testify, Republicans, even moderate members, made it clear they would vote to confirm Kavanaugh. That must have provided the spark to get Ford to open up because she just confirmed that she’s open to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday.

The New York Times reports:

The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault, in an apparent bid to jump-start negotiations, has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she “would be prepared to testify next week,” so long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” according to an email her lawyers sent to committee staff members.

You know, I’ve got to hand it to Ford. Her willingness to come forward shows a real seriousness. I had doubts that she was forthright about her allegations. But, if she does testify, I’ll eat my words.

It all hinges upon her showing up. This is a step in the right direction for everyone: Ford, Kavanaugh, the American people, and, not least of all, the truth.

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