Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago, may testify next week.
Ford would appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
President Trump has continued to stand behind Kavanaugh, taking to Twitter Friday to question why Ford never went to the police, and is only coming forward now, on the eve of his confirmation.
According to reports:
“Christine Blasey Ford opened the possibility she would testify before Congress about her accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
An email her lawyers sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee said Ford “would be prepared to testify next week” if the senators offer her “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”
The message came a day ahead of a 10 a.m. Friday deadline set by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley for Ford to decide whether she would appear before a hearing he set for Monday.
“As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been forced out of their home,” the email said. “She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”
Kavanaugh has denied the accusation he sexually assaulted Ford while drunk at a party in his high school years and said he would be willing to appear before the committee to refute it.”