Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser

Elias Hubbard
September 24, 2018

In a display of partisan politics, Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) mocked Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) for describing the threats she received while considering her support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Collins is known for being one of the most moderate, centrist Republicans in Senate and Swalwell proved that it doesn't matter what policies she backs as long as she is on the other side.

Swalwell then attempted to backtrack on his remarks, sneering that Collins was somehow blocking Kavanaugh's accuser from receiving security, even though Collins and her staff are heavily protected.

Boo hoo hoo. You're a senator who police will protect. Where are you sleeping?

After criticism that he shouldn't dismiss the threats against Collins, Swalwell deleted the tweet and apologized.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, which runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the Defense Department's Safe Helpline, reports that out of every 1,000 rapes, 310 are reported to police, 57 lead to an arrest, 11 cases will be referred to a prosecutor, 7 will result in a felony conviction, and 6 rapists will be incarcerated. "And senators shouldn't be threatened by the public", he said.

In response, Swalwell Tweeted, "Boo hoo hoo".

In that tweet, he suggested, "Why not offer the witness security?"

Ms. Blasey Ford came forward over the weekend claiming Judge Kavanaugh forced himself on her more than three decades ago when the two were in high school. A friend told the San Jose Mercury News that Ford told her about the allegations late past year. Kavanaugh has indicated he wants to testify about it under oath, while Judge said he does not.

However, President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, has declined to ask the FBI to reopen the background investigation, and Grassley is moving ahead with Monday's hearing.

She told WVOM that the GOP is working to "convince" Dr. Christine Ford to testify on Monday, saying that, "it would be better for her".

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