Senate Republicans announced late Tuesday they will use a special counsel on Thursday to question the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of past sexual assault.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minneapolis).

Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar believes Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee should themselves question the woman accusing Kavanaugh instead of using that special counsel.

She said, “You know, this isn’t a criminal trial and when you look through history you have senators who represent their constituents asking questions. And that’s how we plan to do this on our side — the way its always been done.”

Eleven Republican men currently make up the Senate Judiciary Committee and Klobuchar said, ” I said the other day that old movie 12 Angry Men this is instead 11 men trying not to look angry by having a woman do their work. I just don’t understand why they don’t have one or two of their own Senators, many of whom have had vast experience in criminal justice, ask those questions.”

Kavanaugh has now publicly denied ever committing any acts of sexual assault either while a high school student or in college at Yale University, and Klobuchar said that the Senate needs to give Kavanaugh and his accusers the opportunity to, “Make their case to the American people.”

Some Republicans feel the special counsel will prevent the politicization of Kavanaugh’s accuser. Democrats disagree, saying outside counsel doesn’t vote on Kavanaugh, Senators do, and Republicans need to do their jobs and not hide.