An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said in a statement Wednesday that “there are multiple witnesses” who should be included in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
“The Committee’s stated plan to move forward with a hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding,” Blasey Ford’s attorney Lisa Banks said, as quoted by the Washington Post. “The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth.”
The statement did not specify whether Blasey Ford would appear in the hearing scheduled for Monday, the Post noted.
It’s unclear which specific “witnesses whose names have appeared publicly” the statement was referring to. Cristina Miranda King wrote in a later-deleted Facebook post that, while Blasey Ford was “was a year or so behind me,” in their high school, “I remember her. This incident did happen.”
Miranda King’s post added: “Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details.”
In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats earlier Wednesday, which was obtained by TPM, committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Republican committee staffers had sought interviews with two other unnamed “alleged witnesses,” in addition to Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh, and Mark Judge, the latter of whom Ford alleges was in the room during the alleged assault.
CNN’s MJ Lee obtained Banks’ full statement:
New statement from Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer, Lisa Banks: pic.twitter.com/Epa2ADXRny
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) September 19, 2018
This post has been updated.
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