The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape nearly 40 years ago, Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford, isn't responding to requests from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to testify about her claims.
"We still haven't heard from Dr. Ford, so do they want to have the hearing or not?" Grassley said during an interview with Salem Radio host Hugh Hewitt Tuesday morning. "We have reached out to her in the last 36 hours, three or four times by email and we have not heard from them. It kind of raises the question do they want to come to the public hearing or not? The reason we're having the public hearing is obviously, well number one, accusations like this deserve consideration and looking into and that's what the purpose of the hearing is. We wouldn't be having the hearing if Dr. Ford told the Washington Post and other people publicly she wanted to testify."
"We're delaying the vote strictly to get all the facts out on the table," he continued.
Yesterday, Ford's attorney said her client was willing to testify under oath. As of this writing, she has not accepted the invitation by the Committee to do so.
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has accepted the invitation to testify and is scheduled to be Capitol Hill Monday. According to Grassley, if Ford refuses to show up, the hearing could be canceled.
"Judge Kavanaugh, even before we requested him to testify, he said he was willing to testify. As of Sunday night I had that message.
Grassley also revealed the FBI isn't investigating Kavanaugh, despite Democrat demands to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation vote until "a thorough investigation is completed."