Robert: Well the high stakes showdown between supreme court nominee Judge Bret Kavanaugh, and his accuser, Dr. Ford culminated yesterday in a tentative agreement, Ford’s attorney saying she accepts the Senate’s request to tell her side of the story, but actual terms, they’re still up in the air. Here to weigh in on how this will and should play out is our panel of legal experts, Attorney Brad Micklin, Legal affairs reporter at the Washington Times, Alex Squire, and trial attorney Erica Whites. Thank you all for joining us this morning, really appreciate it.
Brad, let me start with you. I presume, a republican, a rightward leaning. In this process, do you feel like it’s been done properly?
Brad Micklin: It’s hard to say because it’s still playing out, but I think there’s been a lot of delays and people becoming suspect of what’s causing the delays. Even a moment ago there was a spot that there was an agreement to testify, but there’s really not an agreement to testify, because the terms are unclear. Nobody really knows where it’s gonna go from this point.
Robert: Quickly, each of you, how does this play out over the next week? Does Brett Kavanaugh get confirmed? We’ll start with you, Brad.
Brad Micklin: I believe the judge will be confirmed. This is an act that alleges to occur when he was a juvenile. And fundamental to our system of juvenile justice is rehabilitation. For him to have rose to this level, to be nominated to the supreme court, suggests that he’s been rehabilitated, if in fact it is true. I don’t think there’s any problem with this confirmation.
Robert: Brad, Eric, and Alex, thank you for your expertise, good stuff. Appreciate it.
Brad Micklin: Thanks Robert.