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Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he has no plans to delay a vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which is currently scheduled for Thursday.

California professor Christine Blasey Ford has come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of trying to force himself on her three decades ago when both were in high school. Ford’s lawyer, who has called the incident an “attempted rape,” said Ford is willing to testify before the Judiciary Committee. Democrats are demanding that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process be put on hold.

But Grassley — at least for now — is having none of it.

“It’s disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote after Democrats sat on them since July. If Ranking Member [Sen. Diane] Feinstein and other Committee Democrats took this claim seriously, they should have brought it to the full Committee’s attention much earlier,” Grassley said in a statement.

“Instead, they said nothing during two joint phone calls with the nominee in August, four days of lengthy public hearings, a closed session for all committee members with the nominee where sensitive topics can be discussed and in more than 1,300 written questions,” Grassley’s statement said. “Sixty-five senators met individually with Judge Kavanaugh during a nearly two-month period before the hearing began, yet Feinstein didn’t share this with her colleagues ahead of many of those discussions.”

“It raises a lot of questions about Democrats’ tactics and motives to bring this to the rest of the committee’s attention only now rather than during these many steps along the way. Senator Feinstein should publicly release the letter she received back in July so that everyone can know what she’s known for weeks,” the statement continues.

“Judge Kavanaugh’s background has been thoroughly vetted by the FBI on six different occasions throughout his decades of public service, and no such allegation ever surfaced. Furthermore Judge Kavanaugh and others alleged to have been involved have unequivocally denied these claims from their high school days. The Committee has received letter after letter from those who’ve known judge Kavanaugh personally and professionally, including 65 women who’ve known him since high school, speaking to his impeccable character and respect for others, especially women.”

The Judiciary Committee vote will take place as scheduled, committee spokesman Taylor Foy said.

Grassley also said: “The committee vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination will proceed as scheduled, next Thurs. Here’s what we know: Judge Kavanaugh has undergone six FBI full-field investigations from 1993 to 2018. No such allegation resembling the anonymous claims ever surfaced.”



  1. Ruth Collins

    September 18, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Thank you, Senator Grassley. At least someone sees through the Democrat’s desperate attempts at the last minute to derail confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh.
    Ruth Collins

  2. Elizabeth Fox

    September 18, 2018 at 5:50 am

    The Democrats did the same thing to Judge Roy Moore allowing Doug Jones to defeat him in the Alabama Senatorial election. The Democrats will give enough money to anyone willing to tell a lie about a Republican candidate. In the case of Judge Cavanaugh, it is evident that this woman is making up this story to bar Judge Cavanaugh’s confirmation. She is a total Democrat and the judge’s mother presided over a case in which her parent’s home was foreclosed on.

  3. Raymond Paltoo

    September 18, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I thought there were several accusations. It was the same one when he was a teenager.

  4. Richard Green

    September 18, 2018 at 9:50 am

    The Dems have become the “obstructionist” party as well as the party of open borders, no ICE and free stuff for illegal aliens and radical Muslim terrorists. Quite a platform.

  5. Stephen Russell

    September 18, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Vote before Midterms Get it done. Dems stalling, No actions taken, & change some Senate procedures 2

  6. Donna Cassidy

    September 18, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Good Grassley is moving forward and not allowing the liars of the Demon party get away with their well thought out and I am sure well paid off no body to come forward to smear Kavanaugh reputation. Enough is enough and i don’t know about anyone else but I AM SICK OF SITTING AND FIGHTING MADE UP STORIES, FALSE ACCUSATION, BLATANT LIES about the conservatives and our leader President Trump.
    We have spent millions of our tax dollars trying to battle these idiot demoncraps and i am fed up. WE know they do nothing but LIE, WE know that they are being pushed and encouraged to continue to get in the way of all the good our leader is trying to do..Every good thing President Trump does a week before it goes down they pay some other loser to come forward with more MADE UP LIES to throw a wrench in it.AND as long as we keep baby feeding this completely deranged group the more they will continue to do it.
    WE need as Americans to stand up and shut them down. When something is going to go through that has already been discussed in full, found to be ok…when the demoncraps bring some unknown, never heard of accusation to stop the forward movement…WE our GOVT should shut them down..Ignore it and move on as scheduled…we have to stop these Trump Deranged idiots.

  7. RCP55

    September 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    This was just a scam to delay the vote as long as they could. WHY do the democraps continue to obstruct any and all of Trumps plans? They are one sad bunch of social misfits. Something tells me they have something to hide from the American voters. I hope whatever it is that Trump brings it out in the open real soon.

  8. Jimmie Hickman

    September 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you, Sen. Grassley, for standing for what is right, honest and Honorable! Be reminded, feinstein, we will not forget your traitorous actions.

  9. Boyd

    September 18, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Common Sense Prevails! Yes!!!!

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