Debra Katz, lawyer for professor Christine Blasey Ford, says that Ford is willing to publicly testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school.
Katz added to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that while Ford is fully willing to share her story publicly, no lawmakers have contacted her asking her to do so.
According to a Sunday Bloomberg report, the White House is eager to avoid a public hearing with Ford, worrying that it could foster sympathy for the alleged victim.
Ford gave the Washington Post a detailed account of her accusation on Sunday, describing an episode where Kavanaugh groped her and tried to rip her clothes off, covering her mouth when she tried to scream. Ford allegedly managed to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend jumped on both of them.
Watch Katz’s comments below:
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