Gillibrand: Allowing Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify is ‘Silencing’ Her

Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted Thursday that the accuser behind the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being silenced by being required to testify before a Senate committee. She suggested that anything short of delaying  Kavanaugh’s confirmation indefinitely while an FBI investigation is conducted into the 36-year-old incident is unfair to the accuser.

“Denying Dr. Ford an FBI investigation is silencing her,” Gillibrand tweeted. “Forcing her into a sham hearing is silencing her. And pushing through Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is silencing her.”