Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is playing along with the delay game by supporting Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser in her decision not to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee unless a full-throated FBI investigation occurs.
After accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a pool party 35 years ago when he was 17, alleged victim Christine Blasey Ford has now declined to testify under oath before the Senate unless the FBI thoroughly investigates her claims.
Given that Ford has provided no corroborating witnesses nor corroborating evidence and is unable to remember the time and place of the alleged crime, an investigation into her claims would be utterly futile. Also, the crime alleged is not a federal one, which means the FBI has no jurisdiction over it; an alleged assault 35 years ago at a pool party at an unknown house falls squarely into the hands of local authorities.
Not that those facts matter to Democrats like Kamala Harris, who are clearly using Ford’s non-committal to testify before the Senate as a means to delay Kavanaugh’s vote past the mid-term elections. On her Twitter account, Harris even said that Ford should not be “bullied” into testifying about an allegation that could destroy a man’s life.
“I support Dr. Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI background investigation before a hearing. She should not be bullied into participating in a biased process and we should not rush forward before facts are gathered,” tweeted Harris, who sits on the Judiciary Committee.
I support Dr. Blasey Ford’s request for an FBI background investigation before a hearing. She should not be bullied into participating in a biased process and we should not rush forward before facts are gathered.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 19, 2018
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has invited Ford to testify under oath this coming Monday and has rejected her call for any further investigations by the FBI. If she persists in her refusal, the committee has already pledged to go forward with the vote.