Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, will both testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday, according to an anonymous source for CNN.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for next Monday, a congressional source tells CNN.
Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of physical and sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify, a source with knowledge of the schedule tells CNN.
Both have indicated they are willing to testify about the allegations.
This is potentially good news for both Kavanaugh’s supporters and the opposition. For his supporters, it generates hope that they can get through testimonies quickly enough to push a handful of Republicans off the fence and confirm him before the midterm elections. His opposition hopes Ford’s testimony will be strong enough or Kavanaugh’s testimony weak enough to either hold up or completely derail confirmation.
The bad news is we’re stuck with a week’s worth of spin from both sides as they prepare the nation for what they’re about to hear.
This confirmation holds heavy sway over several important elections. Republicans were using it to apply pressure to Democrats in red districts. Now, that pressure has been put on hold pending the results of the hearing.
As for the Supreme Court itself, Kavanaugh’s confirmation would create an imbalance that could change hot-button issues like gun rights, abortion, and presidential privilege.