Sexual Assault Accusation
May Undo Brett Kavanaugh
Brett Kavanaugh’s suitability for the U.S. Supreme Court demands further investigation.
Based on personal experiences with sexual assault, I encourage a full FBI non-partisan investigation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Why? I’ve asked myself these questions:
Do I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?
Yes. She knew that telling her story would subject her to character attacks and unimaginable misery. Would she have requested an FBI investigation of her own allegations if they were a made-up story? Speaking as a sexual assault survivor, I say absolutely not.
Do I believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh?
So far, No. His behavior and his record undermine his credibility.
- Accusations of lying. First, he has been accused of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee when he denied, under oath, knowledge that Democratic emails he had received at the White House from a Republican staffer had been stolen. Really? Even after one email had the subject line: “Spying”? Please, let’s get to the bottom of this.
- Bad “joke” raises questions. At a 2015 Yale Law School Federalist Society meeting–just three years ago, he said, “What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That’s been a good thing for all of us.” Really? Tell us more! Not funny from someone accused of attempted rape when he was a student at that school.
- A love of binge-drinking. Kavanaugh’s friend and journalist, Mark Judge, has written in his book, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk, about Kavanaugh and his apparent love of binge-drinking while at Georgetown Prep high school. Did Kavanaugh go to parties and get blackout drunk? Is this true?
We need further investigation of all three items.
Should the U.S. Senate honor her request for an FBI investigation?
Yes, why wouldn’t they want to get to the bottom of it? And both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford should submit to lie detector tests. Without an FBI investigation and lie detector tests, how can the Senate give him a legitimate stamp of approval? Plus, she could be subjected to a kangaroo court cross-examination on par with the shameful treatment of Anita Hill 27 years ago. Surely, we have learned something in the intervening years.
Should a high school act be considered in his confirmation?
Yes, sexual assault–attempted rape–is a serious crime, no matter when it occurs.
Allegations cannot be dismissed with the “boys will be boys” excuse.
Further, if he did assault her and has lied about it, he has compounded the original crime. If he did it, and has no recall because he was “blackout drunk,” that also should be investigated and considered. Does he get blackout drunk these days?
ALL the questions surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh must be put to rest, including, at a minimum:
- Does he drink alcohol?
- At what age did he begin?
- Did he go to the type of parties at Georgetown Prep that Dr. Ford describes?
- Has he ever been blackout drunk?
- In high school?
- How often?
- How recently?
- When he said, “What happens at Georgetown stays in Georgetown, what did he mean?” Please provide specific examples.
Bottom line, anyone appointed to a lifetime on our highest court must meet the highest standard.