WASHINGTON – The Senate
Judiciary Committee will hear the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on
Thursday, September 27. This will occur as a continuation of the hearing to
consider the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to serve as an Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Following Dr. Ford’s
testimony, Judge Kavanaugh will appear again before the committee.
Grassley has also postponed the committee’s vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s
nomination previously scheduled for Monday.
morning, following a phone call between the chairman’s staff, the ranking
member’s staff and the attorneys for Dr. Ford, the chairman’s counsel sent a
note to all parties finalizing the agreement to testify. It reads in part:
Mr. Bromwich, Ms. Katz, Ms. Banks, Mr.
Abboud, and Ms. Barkoff:
Thank you for the call. We are pleased
that you accepted the Chairman’s invitation for Dr. Ford to testify on
Thursday, 9/27/2018 at 10 am in an open hearing in Dirksen 226, in accordance
with the parameters that we outlined in our emails below.
The Chairman asked me to relay again
that he will do everything in his power to provide a safe, comfortable, and
dignified forum for Dr. Ford to testify. I have noted the issues that you
raised on the call. But again, as with any witness who comes before the Senate,
the Senate Judiciary Committee cannot hand over its constitutional duties to
attorneys for outside witnesses. The Committee determines which witnesses to
call, how many witnesses to call, in what order to call them, and who will
question them. These are non-negotiable.
September 23, 2018
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING CONTINUATION
Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on the nomination of the Honorable
Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the
United States will continue on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
order of the Chairman.