Hatcher-Mays Op-Ed in Rewire.News: Kavanaugh Doesn’t Need Any Special Treatment—but Christine Blasey Ford Needs Our Support


What is owed to a U.S. Supreme Court nominee who has been credibly accused of attempted rape?

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexually assaulting her when she was just 15 years old. In a letter sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), she described how a 17-year-old Kavanaugh attacked her while one of his classmates—now known to be conservative journalist Mark Judge—watched: “Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980’s …. Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom up a short stair well from the living room. They locked the door and played loud music precluding any successful attempt to yell for help .… They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. With Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me.”

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