The political network funded by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is standing by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following allegations of sexual assault.
Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) September 17, 2018
All 10 Democrats on the committee signed a letter directed at their Republican committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, calling for any vote for Kavanaugh to be delayed until the Federal Bureau of Investigation follows up with their previous referral.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic leader on the committee, confirmed last week that she had forwarded a letter signed by Ford and alleging abuse by Kavanaugh to the FBI.
Still, Trump’s allies are continuing to back Kavanaugh and questioning the timing of Ford moving ahead with her story.
In an interview with CNBC on Monday, Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani questioned why Feinstein waited until now to send Ford’s letter to the FBI after reportedly having possession of it since July.
“I got to believe Feinstein didn’t make much of it at first and that this is a bit of a Hail Mary pass,” Giuliani said.
He acknowledged, however that because of the seriousness of the claims, it may be best for Kavanaugh and Ford to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Maybe in fairness to everybody, you have to put everybody under oath,” Giuliani said. “It doesn’t have to be a hearing. It could just be a deposition.”