Last week, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Her testimony was earnest, convincing and credible, but only one day later Republicans on the Committee shamefully voted to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor.
In the more than 72 hours since Dr. Blasey Ford testified, Larry Hogan has refused to state clearly that he believes Dr. Blasey Ford. Hogan’s silence was joined by the White House yesterday, when Kellyanne Conway questioned the veracity of Dr. Blasey Ford’s testimony.
Larry Hogan has a choice to make. He can stand with Donald Trump and the Republicans who refuse to believe survivors, or he can stand with Dr. Blasey Ford and the Maryland leaders who believe her testimony.
Every woman in Maryland deserves to know that they have a governor who believes survivors. By refusing to speak out, he is failing that test.