It's incredible that Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch were siding with Clarence Thomas all those years ago. Here's their chance to go out with dignity, will they take it?
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news ... n-20180917Grassley calls hearing on Kavanaugh accusation
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the professor who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault while they were in high school will be called to testify Monday in the Senate, complicating what appeared to be a sure-thing confirmation process for the judge.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the committee would hold a public hearing with Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Monday morning.
“As I said earlier, anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has done deserves to be heard. My staff has reached out to Dr. Ford to hear her account, and they held a follow-up call with Judge Kavanaugh this afternoon,” Grassley said in a statement. Monday’s hearing will “give these recent allegations a full airing,” he added. The move would delay a planned vote Thursday in the committee to advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the floor.
Grassley’s statement Monday also marked a departure from comments he made last week to Iowa reporters when the name of the accuser had not yet become public: “The word ‘anonymous’ tells you a lot as far as I’m concerned because if people aren’t willing to put your name on an accusation it says something,” he said then.