By Rachel del Guidice | The Daily Signal
The White House is advocating that a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault should “be heard.”
“This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Monday.
Christine Blasey Ford, now a research psychologist in Northern California, has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a summer party in the early 1980s at a house in Montgomery County, Maryland, according to The Washington Post.
In a statement Monday, Kavanaugh said: “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone.”
Ford reportedly wrote a confidential letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., detailing the incident and revealed her identity to The Washington Post for an article published Sunday, ahead of Kavanaugh’s scheduled confirmation vote Thursday.
“I think the Senate is headed toward a reasonable approach, allowing this woman to be heard in sworn testimony, allowing Judge Kavanaugh to be heard in sworn testimony,” Conway said. “I spoke with the president, I spoke with Sen. [Lindsey] Graham and others. This woman will be heard.”
Hundreds of women have come forward to speak about Judge Kavanaugh’s character and integrity: those who knew him in high school, college, law school, the Bush White House, his law clerks, moms of girls he coaches in youth basketball. This matters. https://t.co/n2tat8Xhns
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) September 17, 2018
“Judge Kavanaugh is a man of character and integrity, who has been through six FBI vettings. … He also has been lauded by women from every different aspect of his life,” Conway added, referring to a letter signed by 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school.
That letter, released last week, states: “Throughout the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day.”
Ford is willing to testify publicly, according to her lawyer, Debra Katz.
“She clearly considers this an attempted rape,” Katz said on NBC’s “Today” show Monday. “She believes that if it were not for the severe intoxication of Brett Kavanaugh, she would’ve been raped.”
Mark Judge, a classmate of Kavanaugh who was reportedly with him the night of the alleged incident, denied it in an interview with The Weekly Standard published Friday.
“It’s just absolutely nuts,” Judge told The Weekly Standard. “I never saw Brett act that way.”
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the timing of the publication of Kavanaigh’s alleged sexual misconduct is “disturbing,” given the numerous times the FBI reviewed Kavanaugh’s record.
“It’s disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote after Democrats sat on them since July,” Grassley said, adding:
Judge Kavanaugh’s background has been thoroughly vetted by the FBI on six different occasions throughout his decades of public service, and no such allegation ever surfaced. Furthermore, Judge Kavanaugh and others alleged to have been involved have unequivocally denied these claims from their high school days.
The committee has received letter after letter from those who’ve known Judge Kavanaugh personally and professionally, including 65 women who’ve known him since high school, speaking to his impeccable character and respect for others, especially women.
Conway said, however, that she is not surprised that a late allegation surfaced.
“Let’s not fool ourselves—long before this happened there were Democrats saying they would not vote for Judge Kavanaugh or anyone President Trump nominated for the Supreme Court,” Conway said. “Let’s make very clear that these Democratic senators … were not interested in Judge Kavanaugh’s significant record, his character and integrity, as testified to by many women.”
7 thoughts on “White House open to hearing bizarre last-minute smear against Kavanaugh”
It is quite possible that both Kavanaugh and Ford are “right”. Repressed memories revealed under psychotherapy are more than 50% inaccurate according to research (and virtually never corroborated), yet the individual can pass a lie-detector test because he or she believes the memory. Kavanaugh has shown no pattern of such behavior; Ford may well have been attacked but her belief on the perpetrator could well be inaccurate because of false memory.
Reference the following scientific research articles:
Loftus EF, Davis D. Recovered Memories. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 2006;2:469-98
Ulatowska J, Sawicka M. Recovered memories in clinical practice – a research review. Psychiatria Polska. 2017;51(4)609-618. (Polish, more recent article available in English)
Recall the allegations made against the Duke lacrosse team men.
These women are ones who supported President Clinton as he continually sexually harassed and attacked women THROUGHOUT his career. These are women who sport their genitalia on their heads and pronounce themselves “NASTY WOMEN”, but now they are too pure and fragile to imagine a teenager might possibly have shown attention to a woman who nearly 40 years later decides it was unacceptable? #DemocratLiesMatter from #LunaticLosers! #WalkAway & #ConfirmKavanugh!
Just How desperate are the DemocRATS, what a last-minute ditch effort to stop the nominee, if Dianne Feinstein knew about this back in July, then why wasn’t it brought out in the hearings. Apparently, she thought it was nothing??
Judge Kavanaugh, denies it ever happened. So let hear from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who says
it did, but has taken her until now to come forward. Sounds a little fishy.
So this happened when she was fifteen and drinking alcohol, cannot remember where she
was but remembers it was the Judge. She is a Dr (psychologist) now correct. Come on.
DemocRATS hate Trump and anything he tries to do, this is just one more dire attempt to stop anything or anyone he wants especially a Supreme Court Judge. Shameful.
This is why this will give a “Black Eye” to the #MeToo Movement for people that have been really assaulted and deserve closure, not just a 35 year old got you scenario.
Innocent until proven guilty,not anymore.
Give them both a lie detector test.
Let them testify under oath and facing each other.
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