Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) said Thursday that the Justice Department should investigate Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process last year.
Tillis came forward with the comments after reports surfaced that Blasey Ford’s lawyer said in April that her testimony was at least partly motivated by politics. Debra Katz said that Blasey Ford wanted to hurt Kavanaugh’s reputation so that he would be questioned if he tried to modify or rule against abortion rights.
“We have to always make sure that when people come and give sworn testimony before any congressional committee that it is truthful and accurate, so I think any time you see something like this it’s probably worth looking into,” Tillis said.
Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of trying to sexually assault her 30 years ago, but her testimony was not substantiated by any evidence. Even an eyewitness who was Blasey Ford’s longtime friend could not say she was at the party where she alleged the incident took place.
Justice Kavanaugh denied the allegations against him.
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