UPDATE: Senate will hear from Kavanaugh, sexual assault accuser next week

UPDATE: A Senate panel will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 24 with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who claimed he assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.


MADISON (WKOW) — U.S. Senators from Wisconsin are open to hearing from the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault.

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D) and Senator Ron Johnson (R) both are on board with hearing from Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who claims he assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.

On WTMJ Radio Monday morning, Johnson said he wants to hear from Ford and Kavanaugh on the accusation.

“I think the Senate Judiciary Committee will certainly listen to her and I think that’s very appropriate that they do,” said Johnson. “I think it’s also appropriate that they listen to what Brett Kavanaugh has to say as well.

Sen. Baldwin tweeted that she read Dr. Ford’s letter and found the allegations “deeply” disturbing.

Kavanaugh was at the White House on Monday and denied Ford’s account.

“This is a completely false allegation,” he said in a statement issued through the White House Monday morning. “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone.”

Attorney General Brad Schimel and other AG’s around the county signed a letter back in July, urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Kavanagh. Monday, Schimel said in a statement that he begins by believing victims and gives them the benefit of the doubt as an investigation continues.  He says Ford, Kavanaugh and the country deserve the truth as soon as possible.

Schimel signed the letter two months before Ford’s allegations came to light.

Emilee Fannon

Emilee Fannon

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