On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that the demand from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testify first is “the most absurd, anti-due process, anti-American concept.” Dershowitz agreed with Ford that any possible witnesses should be brought forward and the FBI should continue its background check.
Dershowitz said Ford’s request that Kavanaugh go first “is the most absurd, anti-due process, anti-American concept.”
Dershowitz continued, “I do agree with her that they ought to bring in any possible witness, Judge or anybody else, subpoena them if they won’t testify voluntarily, and let the FBI continue its background check. That’s what it does.”
He later added, “What — the most disturbing thing is these people who are on television, some people I know and respect, I believe her. You’ve never met her. You don’t know anything about her. Are women born with a special gene for telling the truth and men with a special gene for lying? I don’t believe her. I don’t believe him. I have an open mind. I want to hear both sides of the story and make a determination. That’s what the American system of justice is all about.”
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