Grassley: There Will Only Be Two Witnesses On Monday If Ford Agrees To Appear

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September 18, 2018 10:10 a.m.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley on Tuesday said that there will be two people testifying during a public hearing on Monday: Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.

But only if Ford agrees to appear, which she has not yet done, according to Grassley.

During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday morning, Grassley said that his staff had reached out to Ford via email, but had not yet heard back from the professor, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. The committee has set a hearing to review both people’s testimony on Monday.

“At this point we have two people testifying, that’s all I can say,” Grassley said when asked if Mark Judge, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s who was named in Ford’s allegations, would be testifying as well. Grassley was also adamant that the hearing would remain civil and that neither witnesses would be badgered by committee members.

“I’d like to see 21 members of our committee, listen patiently to both witnesses and kind of act like a jury and then wait until you hear all the evidence and make your mind up afterwards,” he said. “I’m going to be respectful and I hope my colleagues will too.”

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