Ford testimony

The Ford-Kavanaugh hearing took a lot of work to arrange. Democrats want to scrap it

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Team Ford also expressed unhappiness with Grassley's decision to hire "an experienced sex-crimes prosecutor to serve as an investigative staff counsel for the hearing" and conduct the questioning of both Ford and Kavanaugh. Ford's lawyers said the hire -- a move with plenty of precedent in Senate investigations -- is "contrary to the majority's repeated emphasis on the need for the Senate and this committee's members to fulfill their constitutional obligations." The Ford legal team requested a meeting about the new counsel on Tuesday. Are the new protests a prelude to Ford rejecting yet another hearing date? That's not yet clear. But if she does, she'll have the support of Senate Democrats.