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andym

(5,425 posts)
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:08 AM Sep 2018

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser extension on how to proceed on possible testimony

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley granted a deadline extension to a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the Republican said on Twitter.

The Senate Judiciary Committee had delayed a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegations emerged last week, and her lawyers and committee staff were negotiating the conditions of her testimony.

"Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr. Ford to decide if she wants to proceed (with) the statement she made last week to testify to the Senate," Grassley wrote on Twitter. "She should decide so we can move on. I want to hear her. I hope you understand. It's not my normal approach to be indecisive."

Grassley did not say if a new deadline has been set.



Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/republicans-set-monday-vote-kavanaugh-no-deal-hearing-010138951.html#mycomments



Looks like Sen. Grassley is trying to show some respect to Dr. Ford. The cynical interpretation is that they don't have the votes to confirm. We shall see.
Article is written by Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan
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Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser extension on how to proceed on possible testimony (Original Post) andym Sep 2018 OP
This has nothing to do with respect. Pale Blue Dot Sep 2018 #1
Agree andym Sep 2018 #2
Exactly. nt SunSeeker Sep 2018 #4
Bingo onetexan Sep 2018 #13
That wouldn't surprise me. calimary Sep 2018 #16
Maybe Murkowski? dawg day Sep 2018 #3
Maybe Susan Collins has a conscience. madaboutharry Sep 2018 #6
The GOP leadership will throw her a bone and she'll fall in line. LastLiberal in PalmSprings Sep 2018 #8
Isn't tRUMP doing a rally for her? SayItLoud Sep 2018 #20
I suspect they have the votes the problem is they are trying to figure out cstanleytech Sep 2018 #5
Which is why we Democrats should be trying to get a statement from those "weak" ones flibbitygiblets Sep 2018 #7
+1 dalton99a Sep 2018 #10
There's a thought... Bayard Sep 2018 #21
Showing respect to Ford or they don't have the votes? Brother Buzz Sep 2018 #9
Optics have looked bad for them andym Sep 2018 #11
It's them pesky midterm, Baby! Brother Buzz Sep 2018 #12
If Kavanaugh had an ounce of integrity... SergeStorms Sep 2018 #14
"grants"? What a charitable fellow! Midnight Writer Sep 2018 #15
The "bully" optics was getting stronger by the hour. BumRushDaShow Sep 2018 #17
Remember the Republicans intent; djacq Sep 2018 #18
Rs are "monitoring" public opinion DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #19
She called their bluff and they backed down. She holds the high cards. Nitram Sep 2018 #22

Pale Blue Dot

(16,831 posts)
1. This has nothing to do with respect.
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:11 AM
Sep 2018

They don’t have the votes, in spite of McConnell’s reassurances.

andym

(5,425 posts)
2. Agree
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:12 AM
Sep 2018

That is very possible that without the hearing they don't have the votes and that Grassley did a 180 when McConnell informed him of the situation.

calimary

(80,230 posts)
16. That wouldn't surprise me.
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 02:24 AM
Sep 2018

They don’t operate out of the “goodness of their hearts”. With a few of ‘em I’m not entirely sure they even have hearts.

madaboutharry

(40,076 posts)
6. Maybe Susan Collins has a conscience.
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:18 AM
Sep 2018

She seemed upset today.

I call her Lazy Susan because she usually can’t be bothered to think for herself. But this may be getting to her.

SayItLoud

(1,693 posts)
20. Isn't tRUMP doing a rally for her?
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:52 AM
Sep 2018

Doubt that he does anything without a payback assured.


VOTEBLUE or we keep what we have and will get 10x worse.

cstanleytech

(25,966 posts)
5. I suspect they have the votes the problem is they are trying to figure out
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:16 AM
Sep 2018

how to protect the weakest among them so that they are not voted out of office.

flibbitygiblets

(7,220 posts)
7. Which is why we Democrats should be trying to get a statement from those "weak" ones
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:24 AM
Sep 2018

Hey Ted Cruz! Do you think Dr. Blasey-Ford is lying? Do you think she should have reported her assault to the police 30 years ago?

Ask questions like that of all the weak ones. No matter what they say, they're forked.

Bayard

(21,608 posts)
21. There's a thought...
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:26 AM
Sep 2018

Wonder if the FBI checked arrest or complaint records during the time he was in high school and college? School counselors, even if they keep the names of victims confidential?

Brother Buzz

(35,951 posts)
9. Showing respect to Ford or they don't have the votes?
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:35 AM
Sep 2018

I would suggest the suddenly realized how ham-fisted they are dealing with this; it's the optics, baby, and they are losing.

SergeStorms

(18,628 posts)
14. If Kavanaugh had an ounce of integrity...
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 01:55 AM
Sep 2018

he'd withdraw his name from consideration. IF he had integrity. No Republican possesses integrity, so that's out of the question. I believe at their hours long meetings at the White House, Kavanaugh has promised Trump he wouldn't withdraw his name. I think he's assured Trump that his promise to strike down Roe v. Wade is solid, and that he'd never rule to indict Trump of anything while President. We all know Trump has intentions of being 'President for Life', so we can kiss any indictments goodbye while Trump is in office.

This is a sad, sad state of affairs.

BumRushDaShow

(125,797 posts)
17. The "bully" optics was getting stronger by the hour.
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 05:51 AM
Sep 2018

Because they ARE a bunch of sick cowardly bullies.

djacq

(1,633 posts)
18. Remember the Republicans intent;
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 06:54 AM
Sep 2018

They have first decided to blow off Dr Ford and ram shot Kavanaugh on his confirmation.

Putting 2 sexual offenders on SCOTUS.

“It's not my normal approach to be indecisive."

Republicans have no respect for women.

DeminPennswoods

(15,235 posts)
19. Rs are "monitoring" public opinion
Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:08 AM
Sep 2018

All the bad political publicity right now makes it very hard for Grassley to make hard and fast demands. Ford's attys are showing that the way to handle republican bullies is to punch back harder.

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