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Sen. Grassley’s Office: Disturbing That ‘Uncorroborated Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Would Only Now Surface

The office of Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has a statement reacting to the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault coming forward.

Christine Blasey Ford spoke to The Washington Post after her initial hesitance, providing notes from her therapist appearing to show that she did talk about the incident in question during a 2012 session.

A number of Democrats have called on the Senate to hold the confirmation vote for Kavanaugh.

Grassley’s office says in a statement, “It’s disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote after Democrats sat on them since July. If Ranking Member Feinstein and other Committee Democrats took this claim seriously, they should have brought it to the full Committee’s attention much earlier. Instead, they said nothing during two joint phone calls with the nominee in August, four days of lengthy public hearings, a closed session for all committee members with the nominee where sensitive topics can be discussed and in more than 1,300 written questions.”

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