Mika Brzezinski: If Kavanaugh Accuser Doesn’t Testify, GOP Has No Choice but to ‘Demand a Vote’

Washington Free Beacon | 9/19/2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne Follow @@Cam_Cawthorne

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Wednesday that Senate Republicans should be expected to demand a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if his accuser does not testify during Monday's scheduled hearing.

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The Washington Post reported on Sunday that Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California, was the previously anonymous woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were teenagers in high school. In a letter she sent via Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) in July, Ford claimed Kavanaugh drunkenly held her down, groped her, and attempted to undress her at a party in Maryland in the early 1980s.

Ford announced on Tuesday through her lawyer that she will not testify next Monday until the FBI "properly investigates" her allegation.

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"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said he understands why Ford is hesitant to attend the hearing and why she would like there to be an FBI investigation, but he decried Democrat's handling of the letter Ford wrote detailing the allegations. Scarborough castigated Democratic staffers from the Senate Judiciary Committee for "most likely" releasing the letter against her will "just like Democratic staffers released Anita Hill's information against Anita Hill's will and then demand that she has her time in front of the committee." Hill made accusations in 1991 of harassment against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who was then a nominee to the high court.

He slammed Democratic senators for trying to claim Republicans were setting Ford up to sit through an "unfair" hearing, saying Democrat in the days prior were pushing for a hearing like the one scheduled for Monday.

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Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough, saying it was a...
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