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Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, of sexually assaulting her in high school. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford willing to meet individually with senators

A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she is willing to meet one-on-one with senators to tell her story.

Christine Blasey Ford made the offer in a letter to Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford is already set to testify Thursday to the Judiciary panel about her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh denies the accusation.

In response to Ford’s letter, Grassley wrote that he is committed to giving her “fair and respectful treatment.” He did not address her offer for one-on-one meetings.

A few minutes after Ford’s letter was distributed to the media, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a floor speech accused Democrats of waging a “smear campaign” against Kavanaugh.

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