Kennedy to Hear Testimony from Judge Kavanaugh & Accuser
The woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 80's has agreed, along with Kavanaugh, to testify about the alleged incident Thursday. This comes after a weekend of negotiations between Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team and judicial committee members.
Senator John Kennedy, a committee member, says before agreeing to the Thursday hearing, she was offered a few options.
"We agreed to offer to allow her to do the meeting in private, if she wishes, I think that would be a big mistake," said Kennedy.
But Ford has agreed to a public meeting.
Kennedy says if it is confirmed that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Dr. Ford, it would be a disqualifying condition for his consideration to the US Supreme Court, but that’d yet to be determined.
"We need to take it seriously," said Kennedy. "I also believe in due process. I think the person accused has the right to his or her opportunity to say no that didn't happen, or it happened differently."
Kennedy says he’s talked at length with Kavanaugh, who has categorically denied the allegations.
"He was resolute said absolutely not, this did not happen, I mean he could not have been more unequivocal," said Kennedy