Hillary Clinton explained how easy it would be for the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, and how Republicans are trying to rush the process and railroad Christine Blasey Ford.
Clinton said that Blasey Ford‘s request was very reasonable, and “the White House could answer it very quickly by asking the FBI to reopen its background check and to take into account the accusation that has been made and to gather the evidence about what can be known, so far they haven’t done that.”
The former Democratic nominee said that the investigation could be completed with only a two-week delay, and added later, “What they have done as her lawyers point out is put Dr. Ford in the position of having to make her case without any kind of investigation that could be
either helpful or detrimental to her, and I think she’s asking that she be given the courtesy of having some facts laid out, and I heard Kellyanne Conway say that we shouldn’t be subjecting her to insult, and I think you can’t avoid the appearance of insult if you don’t have an investigation so that she is able to be evaluated fairly, and what I think what the White House the Republicans on the committee are trying to do is basically put her in the dock and try to rush this through.”
Republicans want to hold a sham hearing so that it looks like they listened to Blasey Ford, but they are setting the process up to make it so difficult and traumatizing for her that she doesn’t attend, or if she shows up, they are trying to set her up to look bad in front of the committee.
As with everything that Trump and the Republicans have tried to pull on the country, the hearing scheduled for Monday is a con. Republicans are trying to railroad Christine Blasey Ford, because getting a new Supreme Court justice confirmed, even if he is a rapist, is more important than doing the right thing for the country.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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