On September 16th Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in Psychology at Palo Alto University in California, alleged that Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while at a High school party when she was 15. Many have questioned the credibility and timing of this accusation. It appears that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, made the accusation public after she received information about the assault from Ford and her representative, Anna Eshoo.
The Senate Judiciary committee completed a hearing with Kavanaugh on September 6th and (with the exception of Feinstein) released a statement on the 14th saying that,” 65 women signatories who say that they’ve known Kavanaugh for more than 35 years say that during that time they’ve known him, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect.”
Is There any Evidence to go Along With the Claims?
Ford stated that in the early 1980s, when she was a teenager, Kavanaugh and a male friend “corralled” her in a bedroom at a party in Maryland. According to Ford, Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed, groped her and tried to pull off her clothes and covered her mouth when she tried to scream. Conservative speaker Charlie Kirk has criticized the credibility of this accusation saying that “Professor Ford is uncertain of the time, place, location, or any details surrounding her alleged incident Yet she is CERTAIN it was Brett Kavanaugh?”. Sometime in August, Ford took a polygraph test with a former FBI agent, who concluded Ford was being “truthful when she endorsed a statement.” Because the identity of this former FBI agent is also unknown, it is hard to believe that this polygraph even occurred in the first place.
A friend and former classmate of Ford, Cristina King, posted a letter on Facebook claiming that she “remembered hearing about the incident back in high school and it definitely happened”. But today in an interview with NPR King said, “that it happened or not, I have no idea. I can’t say that it did or didn’t.” So, one question still lies, did it happen or not?