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Kellyanne Conway Insists the ‘Whole Reason’ Kavanaugh Accuser is Getting Hearing is ‘Because of the Republicans’

After a heated opening statement where Judge Jeanine Pirro cast doubt on the veracity of Christine Blasey Ford‘s claims, Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway joined Pirro to talk about the negotiations about Ford’s testimony and the tentative agreement reached.

Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teens. She agreed today to testify on the matter.

On Friday, though, Ford was still on the fence about whether or not she should testify before Congress and said, via her lawyer, that the 10 pm deadline amounted to bullying.

“The 10:00 p.m. deadline is arbitrary. Its sole purpose is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications,” the letter requesting a one-day extension, as reported by CNN, read. ” Our modest request is that she be given an additional day.”

Responding to the bullying claims, Conway suggested that Ford was not being bullied and chastised her for using such “cheap words” when “the whole reason” she’s getting a hearing is because of Republicans.

“You can argue that the whole reason she’s getting a hearing — is because of the Republicans, not the Democrats. The Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chairman [Chuck] Grassley is honoring her request to testify,” Conway said. “The White House has said all week, ‘let her speak.’ Everybody has said ‘let her speak.’ But to let her speak means she’s actually coming to speak. And not using cheap words like bullying. Nobody is bullying her. Nobody wants her to be unsafe.”

Watch above, via Fox News

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