The women who says Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more 30 years ago is willing to testify to the Senate panel considering his nomination. The sexual assault accusation first came to light last week in the form of a private letter obtained by the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. Clinical psychology professor Christine Ford says Brett Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take her clothes off at a party when they were teenagers. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the accusations and says he’s willing to speak and answer questions to prove the allegations are false.
The committee is set to vote on whether to move Kavanaugh’s nominee to the floor Thursday. However, some committee members believe the vote should be postponed until the sexual misconduct allegations are investigated and resolved. Senator Doug Jones believes the situation should have first been discussed behind closed doors.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley could invite Ford to testify in a closed session before Thursday. The White House along with Senate Republicans see no need to postpone voting on the Supreme Court nominee.