White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox Monday that Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school, will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee and that Judge Kavanaugh should also be called upon again to respond fully to the accusations.
"This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” she emphasized. “I think the Senate is headed to a reasonable approach in that it seems to me in speaking to a few senators, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that allowing this woman to be heard in sworn testimony, allowing Judge Kavanaugh to be heard in sworn testimony about these specific allegations would be added to the very considerable mountain of evidence and considerations that folks will have when they weigh whether or not to vote for Judge Kavanaugh to be on the Supreme Court.”
“I’ve spoken with the president, I’ve spoken with Sen. Graham and others,” she added. “This woman will be heard.”
Conway said the Senate Judiciary Committee will decide the forum in which they’ll hear Ford whether through phone conversations or in person.
She also said that while Ford should be able to tell her story, Kavanaugh’s confirmation schedule should not be disrupted.
Conway argued that these allegations should be “weighed against what we already know, which is that Judge Kavanaugh is a man of character and integrity who has been through six FBI vettings which I can tell you firsthand are significant and through.”