Earlier today we told you that Sen. Charles Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team until 10:00 p.m. tonight to respond or else the Judiciary Committee would just vote on the Kavanaugh nomination on Monday.
With about 30 minutes to go until the deadline, Ford’s lawyers just released a statement asking for another day to respond:
NEW: Dr. Ford’s attorneys ask Judiciary for another day for Ford to consider latest offer for Wednesday hearing (Grassley said earlier 10pm tonight for a “response” or the committee would vote Monday)
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) September 22, 2018
Today’s deadline is “completely inappropriate,” the said:
#SCOTUS nominee accuser's lawyers respond to @ChuckGrassley, telling him his demands, full of misstatements, are "completely inappropriate" and do not allow Dr. Ford appropriate time to respond, request "an additional day" for her to make her decision.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) September 22, 2018
And “Our modest request is that she be given an additional day to make her decision”:
BREAKING: In email from Dr Ford’s Attorney to the Senate Judiciary Cmte, they ask that they be given another day to consider @ChuckGrassley’s counteroffer about a Hearing with Kavanaugh next Wednesday, instead of adhering to the 10pm deadline set by Grassley: pic.twitter.com/Fx6jI9du1h
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 22, 2018
Full letter here:
Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney responds to Senate Judiciary Chair Grassley’s deadline: “Our modest request is that she be given an additional day to make her decision.” pic.twitter.com/Pn537QDanu
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 22, 2018
We’ll keep you posted.
TICK TOCK: Sen. Chuck Grassley sets 10PM deadline to hear from Dr. Ford's attorneys https://t.co/fP9mHGwZJv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 21, 2018