“We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” says a draft letter from alumnae of Holton-Arms, a private girls school in Bethesda, Maryland. “It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court.” The women also say that what Ford is alleging “is all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton. Many of us are survivors ourselves.” [Huffington Post]
WHAT IS in it for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?
Ask Anita Hill.
We have a serial sexual predator in the White House, so we haven’t come very far.
Trump took the same approach in response to accusations made against Roy Moore, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Rob Porter, and, most recently, Jim Jordan. The White House has officially accused the more than 16 women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct of lying.
While the White House accused Blasey Ford of lying, Donald Trump Jr. mocked Blasey Ford’s accusation in an Instagram post on Sunday, likening Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior to schoolyard attempts at romance.
Republicans, and Democrats — those red state conservative Dems who need to be reelected — have to change the tide.
It cannot be done without all of #metoo standing beside the women who stand up. It takes some women decades to come to terms with their past. #metoo According to reports, Dr. Blasey Ford took a lie detector and shared therapy notes.
Any bets on whether the nomination is pulled before next week’s hearing takes place?
— John Heilemann (@jheil) September 17, 2018