Republican Sen. John Kennedy said Wednesday on The Daily Briefing that the Senate Judiciary Committee has done everything it can it to accommodate a hearing for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford has alleged that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her 36 years ago when the two were in high school, although she has not specified a date or place during which the incident may have occurred.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has invited Ford to an open hearing with Kavanaugh scheduled for Monday in order for her to state her case, but she has not yet accepted.

Ford had said she wouldn't agree to a hearing until an FBI investigation on the matter took place. The committee has also offered to send a team to Ford to make her feel more comfortable instead of coming to Washington.

"Either her or her lawyers keep moving the goalposts, which is a little frustrating," Kennedy (R-La.) said on Wednesday.


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Kennedy added that the allowance of a hearing for Ford and the judiciary committee's willingness to come to her is "pretty unusual."

"You've got to put this in to context," he said. "The confirmation process is over. I'm not being critical, I'm being factual when I say this is an 11th-hour allegation."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) knew about the allegations in July, but didn't release them to the FBI until shortly before Kavanaugh's first confirmation vote.

Kennedy said that he'd prefer a public hearing if Ford agrees to it, so that the American people can see and hear her in the interest of fairness.

"I will do it privately if she wants, but I'll do it reluctantly."

Watch more of Sen. Kennedy's discussion with Dana Perino above.


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