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>> Plan and this is the point I wanna make.>> Before Brett Kavanaugh's accuser testifies in front of the Senate, her lawyers saved the FBI should take a closer look at her allegations of sexual assault. But the Senator in charge of that hearing says, he sees no reason to delay what's building up to be a high state showdown on Capital hill next Monday.
Republicans plan to a hearing with Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, and Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California. She accuses Kavanaugh of assaulting her in 1982 when they were in high school, but her lawyers are calling for full investigation into her allegations before any hearing.
And they told CNN Tuesday quote, nothing of substance and nothing legitimate can happen by Monday. Through a letter to Committee Chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, Ford's attorneys also said, the investigation would ensure facts, and witnesses are assessed in a non-partisan manner. But hours later, Grassley brushed off the idea of a delay.
In a statement he said quote, nothing the FBI or any other investigator does, would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the Committee. Democrats are fiercely opposed to Kavanaugh's nomination, and they've already been pushing for an FBI investigation. But President Trump and other Republicans have said they don't think the FBI needs to get involved.
>> I feel so badly for him, that he's going through this, to be honest with you. I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this.>> A hearing would make or break Kavanaugh's chances for a lifetime post on the top US court. As Trump continues his push to move the Federal Judiciary to the right.
Earlier on Tuesday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the panel would vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next week, whether or not Ford testifies.