Dr. Blasey Ford’s requirements for the Senate Judiciary Committee make Van Halen’s ‘No Brown M&Ms’ look easy-peasy.
For someone who wants to get the truth out there about an alleged attempted rape by a Supreme Court nominee, the demands being made by Dr. Blasey Ford are just ridiculous.
This story is everywhere. It’s all anyone is talking about, and it’s such a YUGE story that even the Media (D) has bumped the alleged Hitleresque Hijinks of Trump to cover a SCOTUS nominee that might have a very dark past.
Dr. Blasey Ford and her #Resist lawyer, Debra Katz were negotiating ‘terms that are fair and which ensure her safety’ before she would agree to testify. Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has contacted Dr. Blasey Ford through her attorney and set a deadline, as per Senate rules, for her to testify on Monday. Katz called it a form of ‘bullying’ and the list of demands was released.
Here is what she initially asked for:
- Ford will not appear any sooner than Thursday, September 27 (because she has a fear of confined spaces that make her unable to fly. Interesting since, according to the Washington Post, she took a 1-year internship in Hawaii to finish her PhD, and has recently considered moving to New Zealand in the wake of her name being made public with the accusations against Kavanaugh.)
- No questions to be asked at hearing by any outside counsel — only by Senators
- Mark Judge must be subpoenaed
- Kavanaugh would testify first, then Ford would testify, and Kavanaugh would have no opportunity to respond or rebut
- The Friday, September 21 deadline for her to provide written statement before the hearing would be waived
- Provide adequate security
- Only one pool camera in the hearing room
- Ford and Kavanaugh allotted the same amount of time to talk
- Ford and Kavanaugh would not be present in the same room at the same time
As the negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee continue, one of the things that Dr. Blasey Ford’s attorney is seeking to control is the number and type of press coverage.
Michael Bromwich [another of Ford’s attorneys] said in emails sent Tuesday afternoon that he was requesting access for three “robocams,” three specific wire services, photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters and one unspecified service, and a pool reporter for newspapers and magazines. In a follow-up email he specified that the robocams should be operated by “the CSPAN TV pool,” and said he also wanted space for a radio reporter.
Source: Washington Times
In addition, Dr. Blasey Ford’s attorneys would like to know the name of the outside counsel that will be questioning her on her allegation of attempted rape, and ‘an opportunity to meet with that individual.’ Debra Katz also claims in an email that Mike Davis, the chief counsel for nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley, refuses to speak by phone, so they are also requesting an in-person meeting with him.
I’d better be careful — there have already been calls to fire political cartoonist for making a similar comparison.
— Fire Rokita (again) (@FireRokita) September 24, 2018
The cartoon did not meet our high standards. Our – and Varvel’s – intent was not to attack Dr. Ford. “My cartoon was focused only on Ford’s demands, not on whether she was telling the truth,” Varvel said. “This is a point I should have made clearer in my cartoon. As a husband and father of a daughter and granddaughters, I take sexual harassment very seriously.”
Where’s the outrage over Jim Carrey’s latest pieces of ‘art’ featuring Brett Kavanaugh?
Here’s one that shows Kavanaugh attacking a woman while a drunk Mark Judge watches the door:
Or his depiction of Kavanaugh with a ski mask:
Colleges care more about donors than the victims of on-campus rape. That's why women don't report it and why ENTITLED LITTLE SHITS like Injustice Kavanaugh get to party and pillage their way to the Supreme Court.I'd like to suggest a new uniform for the highest court in the land. pic.twitter.com/9piWob4jGh
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 24, 2018
This is ridiculous — we have people demanding apologies from an editorial cartoonist lampooning a woman that is attempting to dictate terms to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
It has nothing to do with her testimony. I’m sure that Dr. Blasey Ford believes what she is saying is true, we just don’t know that it was Brett Kavanaugh that attacked her ‘beyond reasonable doubt’. She just doesn’t have proof, and in the United States, the burden of proof lies with the accuser, and the accused is innocent until proven guilty.
At least, that’s what it is for now.