Conway: Kavanaugh accuser 'should not be ignored’

Conway: Kavanaugh accuser 'should not be ignored’
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne ConwayChristie says he was unable to reach Trump on Jan. 6 Watchdog cites 13 Trump officials who violated Hatch Act before 2020 election Ethics watchdog accuses Psaki of violating Hatch Act MORE on Monday said the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct "should not be insulted and she should not be ignored." 

Conway on Fox News's "Fox & Friends" said members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are willing to hear testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who went public with her accusations against Kavanaugh on Sunday. 

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"This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored," Conway said. "I think the Senate is headed to a reasonable approach."

Conway said she has spoken to several senators, including Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead Biden move to tap oil reserves draws GOP pushback MORE (R-S.C.), who support bringing Ford before the committee to provide sworn testimony. 

"This woman will be heard," Conway said, noting she has spoken to the president. 

Ford's attorney on Monday said that her client is willing to testify before the committee. 

"Remember too, that has to be weighed against what we already know, which is that Judge Kavanaugh is a man of character and integrity who has been through six FBI vettings," Conway added. 

Conway in a later tweet said that "hundreds of women have come forward to speak about Judge Kavanaugh’s character and integrity."

"This matters," she added.

Ford earlier in the summer sent a letter to Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinProgressive groups urge Feinstein to back filibuster carve out for voting rights or resign Senators call for Smithsonian Latino, women's museums to be built on National Mall Five faces from the media who became political candidates MORE (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, alleging that Kavanaugh in the 1980s pinned Ford down and attempted to take her clothes off during a party when the pair were in high school. Ford's identity was unknown until she identified herself to The Washington Post on Sunday

Kavanaugh and the White House have denied the accusation. 

Multiple Democratic lawmakers are calling to postpone the Thursday vote on Kavanaugh. A few Republican senators, including Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeRubio vows to slow-walk Biden's China, Spain ambassador nominees Senate confirms Thomas Nides as US ambassador to Israel Flake, Cindy McCain among latest Biden ambassadors confirmed after delay MORE (Ariz.) and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE (Tenn.), have said they want to hear more from Ford. Both senators are retiring after this Congress.

Updated at 10:17 a.m.