Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said Tuesday that Republicans should investigate the “false accuser” allegations against Christine Blasey Ford.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Brown, who lost the Senate race to Elizabeth Warren in November, called for a “full investigation” into Ford’s alleged “false accusation” against him.
“This is an egregious assault on women’s right to due process and the presumption of innocence, and I will fight for every woman who has been assaulted or mistreated in this country,” Brown said.
“I will not tolerate a pattern of behavior like this in our country.
The presumption of guilt should be absolute in any criminal case.
The former U.S. attorney in Massachusetts said that Ford “will have the right to remain silent and will not be subjected to this kind of retaliation by her former employer.” “
[If Ford’s accusation is true,] she should not be rewarded by her employer for having a good day at work,” Brown continued.
The former U.S. attorney in Massachusetts said that Ford “will have the right to remain silent and will not be subjected to this kind of retaliation by her former employer.”
Brown said he would “never tolerate” the “toxic environment” Ford had built up at Ford’s workplace.
Ford has claimed that Brown pressured her into ending her relationship with him in 2016.
Brown, the state’s attorney general, has said the woman’s allegation was “bogus” and that he has no reason to believe she fabricated it.
He has denied any knowledge of the relationship.
Brown’s comments came hours after Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican from South Carolina, also called for an independent investigation into Ford.
Scott’s comments were the latest indication that the Republican Party is facing a crisis of confidence.
Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, have called on Republicans to investigate the matter.
Last month, Democrats also asked Republican Sen. Susan Collins to take up the case.
She did not support the idea of an investigation.