Christine Blasey Ford and her attorneys were in the gallery during the Senate confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Her attorneys told media in an interview on Friday what their next move would be in regards to Kavanaugh.
On CNN on Friday, Debra Katz, one of Ford’s attorneys said that Ford would not be seeking to take any further legal action against Kavanaugh and that they would not be seeking his impeachment because of her allegations of sexual misconduct.
From Daily Wire:
Ford’s attorney Debra Katz told CNN’s Dana Bash on Friday that her client will not seek Kavanaugh’s impeachment should he be confirmed to the Supreme Court. She also indicated her client does not regret coming forward with her allegations, which have not been corroborated. Bash had asked Katz and Ford’s other attorney, Lisa Banks, whether Ford would seek to have Kavanaugh impeached if Democrats regain control of the Senate after the midterm elections.
“Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort,” Katz said. “What she did was to come forward and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and agree to cooperate with any investigation by the FBI and that’s what she sought to do here.”
Banks said that Ford just wanted to provide her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and that she has no regrets for doing so.
“I don’t think she has any regrets. I think she feels like she did the right thing,” Banks said. “And this was what she wanted to do, which was provide this information to the committee so they could make the best decision possible. And I think she still feels that was the right thing to do, so I don’t think she has any regrets.”
A few thoughts on that.
First, she never filed any legal action against him or any police report. And she apparently doesn’t intend to do anything in any arena that would likely follow-up with charges if they were lied to.
Second, while she may not be seeking any further legal action, her team may be hoping that no action will be coming their way after questions were raised about what they had told her about the Committee’s willingness to come out to California to interview her. And Chairman Chuck Grassley’s last letter to them indicated he might have some bombshell information about their actions, asking for their communications with Democrats, other accusers and witnesses.
This was followed by a Wall Street Journal report that Ford “allies” might have pressured witness Leland Keyser. The Ford ally specifically named in the report, FBI agent Monica McClean denied the allegation through her attorney, David Laufman.
Some Democrats such as Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse have said that as soon as they “got back gavels,” they would try to impeach him. For what, who knows.
But it sounds like if they try that gambit, she isn’t going to be involved in it.