This is around a decades-old assault allegation made by a woman Christine Blasey Ford, currently a professor in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, who knew Brett Kavanaugh in High School in the 1980s. According to her, the nominated judge for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Brett Kavanaugh, assaulted her when she and Kavanaugh were both in high school. All of this came to light now because the Senator revealed recently that she handled the letters with the allegations over to the FBI and to her Congresswoman in California. This letter was passed on to the top democratic judiciary committee Senator.
This is what she had mentioned in the letter according to a source:
In the early 1980s, this woman attended a party in Maryland with Brett Kavanaugh and other high schoolers. According to her, Kavanaugh physically pushed her into a bedroom at that party and along with another male, Kavanaugh allegedly locked the door and played loud music so that her voice shouting for help couldn’t be heard. She said that both these men were drunk and Kavanaugh tried to take off her clothes and also had his hands over her mouth. She added that she was afraid Kavanaugh would have killed her during the attack. Because of this at one point, the accuser says, she feared for her life but she somehow managed to leave the room and eventually left the party.
There is no act of pointing out that this woman ever reported this incident to Law enforcement. However, she says that she has received medical treatment for psychological distress all these years. Republicans are circulating a letter signed by 65 women who knew Brett Kavanaugh in High School between 1979 and 1983. All of them said that Brett Kavanaugh had always behaved honorably and treated women with respect. Also, Brett is not giving up for the denial of this accusation. Both parties, Kavanaugh and Ford are still being questioned by the Arizona -based sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell and the members of the Judiciary Committee.
How did Trump come into the picture?
On July 9, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kavanaugh was a sitting judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit when nominated. This nomination was conducted due to the vacancy left by the retirement of Anthony Kennedy. During the confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh was accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford decades ago. So the Judiciary Committee postponed its scheduled confirmation and gave time to allow both Kavanaugh and Ford to respond.
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled to vote on this because Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The President is found in the predicament of being in the controversy for attempting to defend his Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Recently at a campaign rally in Southaven, Mississippi after Donald Trump mocked the accuser Christine Blasey Ford, it turns out that the key Republicans are supporting for Brett Kavanaugh.
The President criticized Ford for failing to remember every detail from the night she condemns Mr. Kavanaugh for assaulting her around 36 years ago. He joked about her testimony at the Campaign rally in Mississippi. Mimicking Ford, Trump said, “How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember’. How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember’. Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know.’ I don’t know. I don’t know”. He added- “But I had one beer – that’s the only thing I remember”. Looks like all the democratic women are powered by opposition to Mr. Trump’s presidency. Michael Bromwich, Ms. Ford’s lawyer, called Trump’s attack “vile, vicious and soulless”.
Trump wants the probe to finish up as early as possible because according to him the accusations have been unfair to Kavanaugh and his family. He added that it is fine with him if the FBI wants to pursue accusations. He just wants the authority to finish this up quickly. “My White House will do whatever the Senators want,” Trump said. The White House said it is not withdrawing its nomination. Ford, who says that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, was not contacted by the FBI till Trump ordered the agency to take another look at the nominee’s background. Though Kavanaugh has denied assaulting Ford.
This is what he had to say most lately in his defence :
The Senate Republicans had previously been afraid to ask questions directly to Ms. Ford but Donald Trump decided to go into complete attack mode against Ford. The FBI will be concluding at this probe latest by October 5. They need time because many potential witnesses have not spoken yet. The investigators from the federal agency are trying their best to bring out things from every witness including Dr. Ford. It is yet to be announced how the three Republican and two Democratic Senators, all moderates will vote. This means that Kavanaugh’s fate remains unpredictable.
This is helping by defining the National understanding of sexual assault for years to come. Many questions arise on the note of this. How seriously does the US Political system take accusations of violence and sexual assault? Because of these allegations is the most significant legal body in the country getting affected? Do the female accusers get suppressed on the cost of men enjoying superior standing?
As an answer to these questions, according to Trump, women who take their stand against powerful men can be disregarded and mocked. What is not important in the face of a powerful man’s ambition is their pain. The consequences of American society could be pervading if Kavanaugh gets a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
As of now, the investigation is under process and the White House has found no confirmation of the allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh.