Bret Baier: Kavanaugh Allegation 'Politically Dangerous' for Both Parties
Expect hearing the coming days, Baier says.
"Special Report" anchor Bret Baier agrees with Judge Andrew Napolitano that the sexual assault allegation facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will result in a hearing, similar to that of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.
Hill in 1991 accused then-Supreme Court justice nominee Thomas of sexually harassing her. The two both testified publicly before Congress, and Thomas was eventually confirmed in the closest Supreme Court confirmation vote in more than a century.
Kavanugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s when they were both teens, which she says "derailed" her for years and rendered her "unable to have healthy relationships with men."
On "Outnumbered Overtime" Monday, Baier said he expects Ford and Kavanaugh will go under oath soon -- possibly as soon as this week -- and the whole situation is perilous for both Democrats and Republicans.
"In this #MeToo environment, this is a dangerous time for this very thing to happen," Baier said. "And how it's handled for the next 48 to 72 hours, I think will be a really politically dangerous thing for both parties."
He noted that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is working to set up separate phone calls with Kavanaugh and Ford before the committee votes Thursday to advance Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Senate floor.
"That's not going to fly with the Democrats, and I think you're going to get a hearing on the books, probably in the coming days," Baier said.
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