September 21, 2018

Whitehouse Dismisses GOP ‘Counteroffer’ to Blasey Ford

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on Republicans’ “counteroffer” to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s offer to testify next week regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:

“I have a constitutional duty to advise and consent.  That means asking questions of a nominee for the Supreme Court who has been credibly accused of sexual assault.  I will not forfeit my ability to question Judge Kavanaugh and anyone else who comes before the committee with testimony, no matter how uncomfortable it may make the 11 men across the dais. 

“On top of that, haggling over a single day that this credible victim of sexual assault says she needs to arrange for her security is preposterous.  She is facing death threats.  She and her family have seen their lives turned upside-down.  Have some simple respect.”

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