Senate Republicans are giving the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the end of the day to tweak the terms of her potential testimony, according to reports Friday.
GOP lawmakers are offering Christine Blasey Ford the chance to speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday and will meet some of the requests her lawyer made regarding her time appearance.
“We’ll do it on Wednesday, we expect the accuser before the accused and we do intend to have the counsel do the questioning,” a Republican senator told Politico.
Ford claims a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a Maryland house party in the 1980s, when she was 15.
Ford’s lawyer initially asked that Kavanaugh testify first and her client be allowed to testify on Thursday. SHe also asked that only lawmakers question the two witnesses.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had previously given Ford a 10 a.m. deadline Friday to prepare for a Monday hearing. He and other Republicans have vowed to move forward with a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Ford, a California psychology professor, also planned to meet with FBI agents on Friday about death threats she has received since going public with her claims earlier this week.