Christine Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of “trying to attack me and remove my clothing” at a drunken party when they were both in high school 34 years ago.
Some of the details of the alleged attack are hazy, like when exactly and where exactly it took place. Many Americans really want to see more evidence be presented — or corroborating testimonies — especially in light of Kavanaugh’s sterling record. Kavanaugh himself, as well as two witnesses Ford named, denied the accusation.
Many Americans are just not entirely convinced that things happened exactly the way Ford says they did.
And then there’s the politically odd timing of it all.
All of this came out after Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, after Democrats sat on the accusation for weeks before it was leaked to the media. It’s causing delay after delay for his confirmation.
Now it’s being revealed that one of Ford’s lawyers, Debra Katz, is very, very politically active — against President Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh. Democrats have spread panicked messages claiming that Kavanaugh will simply be an extension of Trump’s power on the Supreme Court and will make decisions in favor of the Executive Branch rather than the Constitution.
The Daily Caller unearthed an ABC clip of Katz protesting at an anti-Trump rally just last year.
During a “Good Morning America” report on Jeff Sessions being confirmed as the U.S. Attorney General, ABC showed video footage of protesters waving signs and chanting “We will resist!”
One of the protesters, who was clearly labeled in the news clip (see below) as “Debra Katz,” told ABC, “We’re going to fight back. We are going to resist. We will not be silent.”
Townhall pointed out that Katz has donated at least $26,000 to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Kerry in the past 16 years, as well as Democratic groups and liberal organizations like MoveOn.org.
CNN noted that Katz was going to be part of a now-canceled fundraiser for Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. She pulled out to focus on representing Ford instead.
Guess who else was headlining that fundraiser: Lisa Banks, Ford’s other attorney.
CNN called the timing of all this “awkward.”
It’s no wonder people are finding Ford’s accusation against Kavanaugh hard to entirely separate from its political ramifications. Hopefully, Ford will testify soon, the Senate Judiciary Committee will investigate, and the truth will be found.
Ford's attorneys and the Senate Judiciary Committee are still wrangling over how and when Ford will testify before them, USA Today reported.
Meanwhile, a group of women who have been friends and former colleagues of Kavanaugh took part in a #IStandWithBrett news conference to vouch for his outstanding character, according to CNN.
"Women from every phase of Judge Kavanaugh's life, those who know him best, have stepped forward to say that the allegation being leveled against him is false," Sara Fagen said.