Yesterday, we saw real courage as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding her allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh. She was credible, she was earnest, and hopefully her bravery will help other survivors tell their stories.
And how was Brett Kavanaugh? He was evasive and he was seething. Donald Trump loved every minute of it.
Women deserve to be heard and all accusations deserve to be investigated. That’s why I am calling on Senate Republicans to delay the votes on Kavanaugh’s nomination until there is an independent investigation into the allegations raised by Dr. Blasey Ford, and the other survivors who have come forward with credible allegations against Kavanaugh.
As Donald Trump attacks Dr. Blasey Ford and Republicans fall in line to defend Kavanaugh, it’s clear to me that this fight is about much more than just a Supreme Court seat. It’s a fight over who we are as a country and how we treat women.
The eyes of the entire nation were on yesterday's hearing and what we saw confirmed that the Republican Party places partisan politics above all else—including standing with survivors of sexual assault.
Dr. Blasey Ford deserves an independent investigation into her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.