As Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee continue to push back on the requests made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, for what her and her attorney consider to be a fair hearing, news broke late last night that Police in the city of Montgomery, Maryland are prepared to investigate the multi-decade-old incident.
Since the alleged sexual assault took place in Montgomery, Maryland, where there would be no statutes of limitation, the Montgomery police would have jurisdiction over the case. In a statement made yesterday in the midst of the back and forth between Ford’s attorney and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Montgomery City Police Chief Tom Manger issued the following statement:
“We are prepared to investigate if the victim wants to report to us, and we can determine it occurred in the County.”
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) September 22, 2018
All that it would take is the filling of a police report with the proper authorities and an investigation would commence. While Ford, nor her attorney, have indicated that a report would be filed in Montgomery, the likelihood of such seems quite high, especially given the fact that the President refuses to ask the FBI to investigate the matter further.
Meanwhile, the Republican Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, has ruled out that there would be any sort of State-level investigation into the matter after Democratic state Sen. Cheryl Kagan of Montgomery requested such.
Ford, who alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, never reported the incident at the time because of what she describes as embarrassment and fear of punishment by her parents.