Ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) slammed committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for only inviting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, professor Christine Blasey Ford, to Monday’s hearing on her sexual assault allegation.
“Chairman Grassley today said there would be only two witnesses invited to testify at the Kavanaugh hearing next week on sexual assault allegations. Compare that to the 22 witnesses at the 1991 Anita Hill hearing and it’s impossible to take this process seriously,” she said in a statement.
“What about other witnesses like Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge? What about individuals who were previously told about this incident? What about experts who can speak to the effects of this kind of trauma on a victim? This is another attempt by Republicans to rush this nomination and not fully vet Judge Kavanaugh.”
Ford has not yet responded to Grassley’s invitation. Specifically, Grassley has refused to invite Mark Judge, Kavanaugh’s classmate who Ford says was the accomplice in the alleged sexual assault.