Duckworth: Let Kavanaugh Accuser Talk With Congress

Craig Dellimore
September 21, 2018 - 6:00 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The woman accusing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is being unfairly pressured right now, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says.

Duckworth, D-Illinois, says it would be a travesty of justice, in her view, if psychologist Christine Blasey Ford is  not allowed to tell her story to Congress.  

She has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers. He denies it.

Ford has asked for an FBI investigation, and Duckworth notes Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley is resisting.

“How would anybody like to be told that you need to go sit in a room, in front of very powerful men who don’t want to believe you and then be seated next to the person assaulted you?” Duckworth said Thursday.

Reports say Ford is willing to discuss when and how she might testify.