Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney made a surprising claim recently, she said that her client was partially motivated to come forward with her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh in hopes of tainting his rulings on future abortion-related cases.
Debra Katz represented Ford during the tense confirmation hearing. She made her comments during an April appearance at the University of Baltimore’s 11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference.
“In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court,” Katz said.
“He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important.
“It is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”
It was during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing last year that Ford told the judiciary committee she believed it was her “civic duty” to report her alleged encounter with Kavanaugh.
In his testimony, Blasey Ford told the panel that during a high school party, she recalled Kavanaugh holding her down on a bed and forcibly groping her.
Ford said she “believed” she was going to be raped, and that Kavanaugh may “accidentally kill” her.
Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh repeatedly denied the allegations, insisting simply that the encounter never happened.
Despite the media fervor and Senator Kamala Harris insisting both Ford and the American people “deserve better,” Kavanaugh was nominated to succeed Anthony Kennedy by a vote of 50 to 48.
Katz is a vocal critic of Donald Trump and has attended a number of rallies condemning his acts as President.
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