Rachel Mitchell: May I ask, Dr. Ford, how did you get to Washington?Mitchell: I ask that due to the fact that it’s been reported by the press that you would not send to an interview with the committee because of your worry of flying. Is that true?Ford: Well, I was willing– I was hoping they would come to me, however I recognized that was an unrealistic request.Mitchell: It would have been a quicker trip for me.This is substantial.
The Republicans made it abundantly clear from the very start that they were excited to send out a team out to speak with her at her home in Palo Alto. Chairman Chuck Grassley pointed this out quickly after Ford’s remarks. To state she was “hoping they would pertain to me “is pure nonsense.Every day this hearing was delayed makes it that far more most likely Trump will not be able to choose another judge to the Supreme Court if Kavanaugh’s nomination falls through.Ford and her group lied about the reasoning she provided to delay this hearing and she just lied about it under oath!Ford: Yes. That was definitely what I was hoping to prevent, having to get on an airplane, but
I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the assistance of some good friends and get on the plane.Mitchell: When you were here in the mid-Atlantic location back in August, end of July, August, how did you get here?Ford: Also by airplane. I come here when a year throughout the summer to visit my family. I’m sorry, not here, I go to Delaware.Mitchell: Okay. You fly relatively regularly for your pastimes and you’ve had to fly for your work, is that true?Ford: Correct, unfortunately.Mitchell: You were consulting by a statistician in Sydney, Australia, is that right?Ford: I have never been to Australia, however the business that I work for is based in Australia and they have an office in San Francisco, California.
I do not think I’ll make it to Australia.Mitchell: It is long. I likewise saw on your CV that you list the following interest of browse travel and you put
Hawaii, Costa Rica, South Pacific Islands and French Polynesia. Have you been to all of those places?Mitchell: And your interests also consist of oceanography, Hawaiian and Tahitian culture. Did you travel by air as a part of those interests?Ford: Correct. It’s easier for me to take a trip going that instructions when it’s a vacation.She later on stated she took another flight after her polygraph test on August 7th from BWI to New Hampshire. In simply the last two months, Ford flew– at the minimum– from California to Delaware then from Maryland to New Hampshire and back to California and after that back to Washington DC for today’s hearing.This lady is flying on aircrafts relatively every week however we’re expected to believe she has some disabling fear of flight which required the hold-up of these Senate Judiciary Committee hearings!