1. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY):
"They are giving her an option the option is show up Monday or don't show up at all. I consider that to be bullying. I consider that to be disregarding. I consider that to be something set up for failure. They would like a he said she said scenario because you know what happens in those scenarios. The men are typically believed because you see those issues through your own lens. Why not having had the corroborating witnesses. What are they afraid of. Why not have the therapist come in her husband come in her friend come in. Why not have Mark Judge testify under oath to the FBI and then in front of the committee."
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Mazie Hirono, (D-HI):
"What is happening with this with the Judiciary Committee is really I would call it a railroad job. And it is totally unfair. The way I portrayed it and describe it as you have the entire force of the presidency and all of these supporters of Judge Kavanaugh in the Senate arrayed on one side and on the other side you have Dr. Ford who doesn't even have the benefit of an FBI investigation as we have called for. How unfair is that?"
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sarah Burgess, Holton-Arms School alumni, class 2005:
"I'm here today to share a letter which has been signed by over 1000 Holton alumni in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford . We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and we are so grateful for her coming forward and sharing her story. As we say in the letter, her experiences is consistent with extremes we have heard and lived in many of us are survivors ourselves. We are sharing this letter so it can be added to the record. So the Senate judiciary committee can consider it as they make this very important decision."
6. Cover of open letter in support of fellow alumna Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a 1984 Holton graduate.
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says Republicans are "bullying" a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Gillibrand and Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii held a news conference Thursday with alumnae from the Holton-Arms School.
That's the Maryland all-girls school that Christine Blasey Ford attended in the early 1980s, when she says she was assaulted by Kavanaugh. He denies the allegation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Monday hearing with Ford and Kavanaugh. Ford wants an FBI investigation done before testifying, but President Donald Trump and Republicans have rebuffed her.
Gillibrand says it's "bullying" for Republicans to say Ford must show up Monday or not at all. She says they want a "he said, she said" scenario because men are usually believed.
Holton-Arms alumni held the press conference before delivering a letter to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a 1971 graduate of Holton, calling on her to support fellow alumna Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
The letter has been signed by over 1,000 alumnae and it calls for a full and independent investigation of accusations made by Dr. Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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