Christine Blasey Ford, her attorneys, and the Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee fought hard for an additional FBI investigation into Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
Friday, they got what they were asking for. By the end of Friday, however, that was no longer good enough.
Debra Katz, one of Ford's attorneys, released a statement decrying the fact that President Donald Trump authorized a "limited" FBI investigation.
"A thorough FBI investigation is critical to developing all the relevant facts,” Katz said in her statement. “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford welcomes this step in the process, and appreciates the efforts of Senators Flake, Murkowski, Manchin and Collins — and all other senators who have supported an FBI investigation — to ensure it is completed before the Senate votes on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation."
Statement by Debra Katz, one of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys. https://t.co/pUurhtgtUd— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1538169228.0
What does she mean?
Trump authorized the FBI to take no more than a week to investigate Ford's allegation, in the interest of not holding up a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination any longer than necessary.
Katz believes the FBI should be able to take as much time as it needs, and should be able to expand the investigation as wide as it sees fit -- which could include looking into allegations made by other women.
For Democrats, who have shown a desire to stall in order to push a vote on Trump's nominee past midterm elections, an unlimited investigation would make it relatively easy to potentially delay a confirmation vote for months, with the hope that they take back the Senate.
Democrats are still accusing Republicans of trying to rush a vote and claiming more time is needed to investigate Ford's allegations, despite the fact that Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) held on to Ford's allegation for more than a month before the Senate Judiciary Committee found out about it.
(H/T Hot Air)