Breaking: Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Public Hearing on Kavanaugh Accusations for Monday

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Posted: Sep 17, 2018 6:30 PM
Breaking: Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Public Hearing on Kavanaugh Accusations for Monday

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a public hearing on the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh for next Monday morning.

Judge Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in high school, will both come before the Committee to testify about the allegations. 

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) told reporters Monday that Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) "told senators there would be an 'opportunity' for senators to hear from Judge Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, in a public setting where senators would be able to ask questions."

"Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to a hearing where he can clear his name of this false allegation. He stands ready to testify tomorrow if the Senate is ready to hear him," White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement Monday.

This hearing will effectively delay a planned Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation originally scheduled for this Thursday.