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Conway: Kavanaugh accuser 'should not be ignored’

Conway: Kavanaugh accuser 'should not be ignored’
© Greg Nash

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayBillboard warns Trump's Iowa rally will be 'superspreader event' White House Halloween to be 'modified' to meet CDC guidelines: report Minnesota health officials connect COVID-19 cases to Trump, Biden campaign events 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 GrahamGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw 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 FeinsteinThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters This week: Clock ticks on chance for coronavirus deal Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big 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 FlakeOne of life's great mysteries: Why would any conservative vote for Biden? Trump excoriates Sasse over leaked audio Biden holds 8-point lead over Trump in Arizona: poll MORE (Ariz.) and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCornyn: Relationships with Trump like 'women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse' Trump excoriates Sasse over leaked audio Has Congress captured Russia policy? MORE (Tenn.), have said they want to hear more from Ford. Both senators are retiring after this Congress.

Updated at 10:17 a.m.