ABC News’ Cokie Roberts has a new column out on Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Roberts, where she says it’s time for Ford to testify in front of the Senate:
Christine Blasey Ford made the choice to reveal her identity, knowing that it would upend her life. Now she needs to tell her story to the Senate, writes ABC News' @CokieRoberts https://t.co/rnQVGR5M99 pic.twitter.com/sORk8qXhb4
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 20, 2018
Roberts also slammed Democrats, calling their tactics “politics as usual”:
The Democrats’ insistence that the Kavanaugh nomination is being railroaded sounds like politics as usual, rather than concern for a wronged woman. Perhaps they hope that the longer they string this out, the more unlikely it will be for the president to restrain his Twitter finger and that he will say something to outrage women voters.
And praised the White House for its treatment of Ford:
But so far, they and the White House have, by and large, played it smart. They have repeatedly stated that Ford be respected and heard. They have focused their fire on Democrats — not her. And as the week has progressed, and no other woman or fellow high-school partygoer has come forward, they have renewed their support for Kavanaugh, who has unblinkingly denied the allegations.
When you’ve lost Cokie Roberts, maybe it’s time to rethink things, Dems?
When you're losing Cokie Roberts… https://t.co/Yknk3txzBg
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) September 20, 2018
Ford’s lawyer, however, thinks a hearing at this time in the Senate would be unfair to her client, saying a “rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth”:
Lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford on Judiciary Committee's 'stated plan to move forward': "The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth." https://t.co/9olDGZzfAZ pic.twitter.com/XescSF1CtE
— ABC News (@ABC) September 20, 2018