For the first time, President Donald Trump has wavered in his support for his Supreme Court nominee.
When Trump was asked about Kavanaugh on Wednesday, he stated if the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, gives credible testimony, the administration would have to “make a decision” about moving forward with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
While it may not have been a popular move, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the right move by delaying the vote to allow Ford to be heard.
Had he not done that, Democrats would have never let it die.
Grassley has reopened the hearings and even invited Ford to testify on Monday.
Refusing to Appear
While Ford has been invited, initial signs are that she will not show up for her day in court.
This woman wanted to tell her story, now she has her chance.
Grassley sent the invitation for Ford to testify in either a public or private setting.
After the invite went out, Ford’s attorneys immediately ripped the Senate committee.
Her attorney claimed she was being forced to make a spectacle of herself, but that was hardly the case.
Grassley even released the letter sent to her attorney’s office, specifically stating she has the option to testify privately or publicly.
Ford has further stated she wants the FBI to investigate the incident before she testifies, but that simply is not going to happen.
She is talking about a case that is more than three decades old in which the only other witness named, Mark Judge, has denied her account.
Constitutionally, this is not a case for the FBI but rather the senate committee, period.
Frustration over the setback is already working its way through GOP members of the senate.
While several members have already expressed support for Grassley, they have also voiced their frustration over the delays.
Senator Bob Corker was among them, demanding a vote be taken immediately if Ford does not show up on Monday.
Senator Lindsey Graham also spoke out, saying the Democrat tactics were “not about finding the truth, but delaying the process till after the midterm elections.”
Former President George W. Bush even chimed in, stating, “Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated.”
As President Trump stated, let’s just “get it over with.”