The reason Blasey Ford can’t testify on Monday? Fear of flying

The reason Blasey Ford can’t testify on Monday? Fear of flying
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More precisely, she is made uncomfortable by enclosed spaces as a result of being sexually harassed when she was 15 years old. OK, I made that last part up (who knows? she may have done the same), but the rest of it is on the up-and-up, according to Politico:

The GOP has been told that Ford does not want to fly from her California home to Washington, according to the Republican senator, which means she may need to drive across the country. Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane.

Yesterday it was reported that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had granted another extension to Blasey Ford without explaining his reason, though conceivably it’s to accommodate her fear of flying.

Late Friday, Grassley tweeted:

Shortly after that, he tweeted:

Despite the GOP’s Job-like patience with Ford’s many demands and now, presumably, her phobias, smart money says that if the Senate goes forward with a vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh before Ford has had a chance to make her case in public, they will lose both houses of Congress even if Kavanaugh fails to be confirmed. That is how poisoned the minds of American voters have become after a week of relentless Democratic pounding of Kavanaugh, whose confirmation, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, more Americans now oppose than support.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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