Senator Kennedy Wants to Hear from Kavanaugh Accuser
U.S. Senator John Kennedy wants to hear from Christine Ford before deciding on whether to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980's. Kennedy sits on the Senate Judiciary committee and says a hearing is scheduled Monday, so the California professor can tell her story.
"I want her to have her say in front of the American people and I trust the American people will draw their own conclusions, but I want Judge Kavanaugh to his say too," said Kennedy.
Ford's attorneys are requesting an FBI investigation before she shows up before the Senate. Kennedy is not sure what will happen if Ford doesn't show up at the hearing and give her story. The senator from Louisiana says he personally asked Kavanaugh if the allegations are true and the judge said they are not and he's ready to testify again.
"He's not angry, he's not critical of anybody, he just wants to be able to defend himself," said Kennedy.
Kennedy has previously said he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh and today called him a legal "Rock Star." But the Senator wants to hear more about this allegation that dates back 35 years ago.
"I got to cast a vote here and I'm not going to do it on hearsay, I need first hand information, I need to hear from Dr. Ford, she's made a very serious allegation."