She is the latest democrat pawn.
Via Fox News:
Christine Ford, the California professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than three decades ago, is “being used” by Democrats who have “betrayed her,” Sen. Lindsey Graham told “Fox News Sunday.”
Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also made clear that Republicans “are not going to turn the hearing over to her lawyers” by allowing them to dictate which witnesses to call, or in what order to call the witnesses. If Ford’s lawyer’s persist, Graham said, “there won’t be a hearing.”
The South Carolina Republican specifically took an apparent shot at Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who received Ford’s allegations in a confidential letter in July through a Northern California congresswoman. Ford only went public last week after news of the letter’s existence leaked to the Intercept — a leak Republicans have linked to Senate Democrats.
“I’m want to listen to Dr. Ford,” Graham said. “I feel sorry for her. I think she’s being used here. If she truly wanted to be anonymous, the person who brought this allegation to the public owes her an apology.”[…]
“Chairman [Chuck] Grassley has bent over backwards to make this happen,” Graham told host Chris Wallace. “The offer is Thursday at 10 o’clock. She made ten conditions through her lawyer. We’ve accepted six.
“We’re not going to turn over to the other side how many witnesses to call. There will be two witnesses, Dr. Ford, then Judge Kavanaugh, and we’ll hire our own counsel. … If they continue to contest those two things, there won’t be a hearing. If they really want to be heard, they can be heard in a small room with a lot of security, limited press availability, she’ll be treated fairly. But we’re not going to turn the hearing over to her lawyers.”
Asked by Wallace whether Republicans wanted to bring in outside lawyers simply to avoid the optics of having the all-male Republican contingent on the Judiciary Committee asking Ford questions, Graham said there were other concerns at play.
“We’ve got 11 politicians who haven’t done a trial in about 20 years,” Graham said. “I thought it would be really smart to have someone come in who knows what the hell they’re doing, to ask the questions, to be respectful.”