A Short Briefing of Judge Kavanaugh’s and Dr. Ford’s Testimony

You definitely have time for this.


A senate judiciary meeting was held about whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in 1982 when she was 15 in high school. That’s 36 years ago, and Judge Kavanaugh would have been 17. The incident has caused political turmoil as Democrats are on Dr. Ford’s side and Republicans with Judge Kavanaugh, for the most part. The development indicates the growing differences between the two parties when it comes to women’s rights.

Dr. Ford gave a stirring testimony, reasserting her claim that Judge Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her with another person. She gave vivid details of the encounter such as how he stopped her from crying out for help by the use of brutal force and that she was scared for her life. She is “100 percent” sure it was Judge Kavanaugh. Democrats seemed to believe her. Republicans did not discredit her experience, but seemed to think Judge Kavanaugh was not at fault, many Republicans saying it may be a case of mistaken identity.

Judge Kavanaugh gave an emotional testimony. He talked about how his family and image were damaged by the allegations. He repeated several times that he did not sexually assault Dr. Ford.. Judge Kavanaugh also stated that he will submit to whatever the Committee has in mind, including a FBI investigation. While both Republicans and Democrats voiced moral support to Judge Kavanaugh as he received harsh criticism and even death threats, Democrats were a little skeptical about the evidence Judge Kavanaugh had submitted (Calendar from 1982 and a yearbook). 

Some Republicans think the allegations are a ploy by the Democrats to stop Judge Kavanaugh from entering office, and a attempt to smear President Trump’s name. 

A supplemental FBI investigation is underway to conclude the accusations so a Senate vote can go as planned next week.