OutRight Action International Executive Director Jessica Stern describes the organization's mission and how it collaborated with “Madam Secretary.”
JustinN: 1) Ms. Ford should have the opportunity to tell her story to Congress. Ms. Ford's attorney said she would testify, now that the opportunity was offered (closed or open to the public, whichever she preferred) she has backtracked and refuses to testify until the FBI investigates. This additional requirement did not come about until the entire Democratic party pushed it as a way to delay the vote. 2) It is not like Ms. Ford had to run out, get an attorney and in a weeks time prepare for the hearing. She has had an attorney for at least a month. She spoke to the Washington Post and took a lie detector in Aug. These actions indicate that there was a intent to go public. 3) Sen, Feinstien has this information since Aug. She could have, and should have brought it to the attention of the judicial committee chair, and could have done so with out disclosing the identity of Ms. Ford. Instead, Sen. Feinstien sat on the letter and a democratic staffer leaked the information at the last minute. Obviously the intent here was to wait until the last minute in order to waste time. If this was handeled the correct way, and the accusations were true, the President would have withdrawn the nomination and nominated someone else before hearings even began. Sen. Fienstien's handling and the fact that Ms. Ford obtained legal consul and took a lie detector test a month ago lend credence to the idea this is an orchestrated process to prevent a very well qualified judge for reaching the SCOTUS. I don't know if these accusations are true or not but if Ms. Ford will not appear Mon and tell her story, there is no choice but to move forward.