When Christine Ford came forward with her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, some Republicans called on her to testify before the Judiciary Committee. Now, it looks like that may happen.
On Sunday, Ford came forward in an interview with The Washington Post to allege that Kavanaugh held her down and attempted to rape her while they were both in high school. In response, some Republican senators, including Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.), said Kavanaugh's nomination should not move forward until the Judiciary Committee hears from Ford in some way.
During a Monday appearance on Today, Ford's attorney, Debra Katz, said Ford is ready to testify publicly. "She's willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth," Katz said.
This comes after Axios reported some strategists advising Kavanaugh planned to call on Ford to testify before the Judiciary Committee with the expectation that she'd say no; that way, Senators could say they made an effort to look into the matter before ultimately confirming Kavanaugh. But it seems that strategy won't work. Also on Monday, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Ford "should not be ignored." Brendan Morrow
“Is your client willing to testify before the Judiciary Committee publicly and tell this story?” -@savannahguthrie
“She is. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth.” -Debra Katz, attorney for Kavanaugh accuser pic.twitter.com/V3BRF43nGK
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 17, 2018