From the BBC:
Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer says her client will not appear on Monday, as senators proposed, but might do so next week on “terms that are fair”.
Ford has been asked to testify on Monday and given the choice of a public or private hearing, either in Washington, DC or California where she lives. She will not have to be in the same room as Kavanaugh. Is this unfair? Hardly.
Yesterday her lawyer – who doubles as a Democrat political activist – said she would not attend the hearing. Now she’s saying she can, but later. At this point, they might as well come out and say she’ll testify only at a time when it will be too late to confirm Kavanaugh before the mid-terms, after which they’ll be no need anyway.
And this raises a good point:
I’m not the world’s most experienced atty, but can’t recall the defense ever going FIRST…
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 21, 2018
If the Republicans do anything other than hear Kavanaugh’s testimony on Monday and proceed with the task of confirming him, they’ll get wiped out in the mid-terms and deservedly so.