“Christine Blasey Ford, 51, a research psychologist at Palo Alto University in Northern California, said in an interview with The Washington Post that during a high school party in the early 1980s, a drunken Mr. Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed, groped her and covered her mouth to keep her from screaming”. The New York Times published an account of the letter on Friday. In her interview with The Post
Judge Kavanaugh has denied the accusations, and President Trump has said the woman should be heard out but reiterated his support for his nominee. In a statement, Kavanaugh said, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation.”
OUR FREE OPINION
We said last week that old accusations are troublesome for countless reasons. Mainly, it is often virtually impossible to defend against allegations made against someone when there has been a substantial passage of time between the alleged incident and the present. Commonsense dictates that proof issues abound. Faded memories, lost evidence, including witness testimony and physical or scientific evidence are nonexistent. In the present matter, a mere allegation can turn ineluctably into a probable occurrence.
The goofy #metoo movement has sparked an increase in questionable, and in some cases, outright phony claims of sexual abuse. Significantly, the Democrats waited until the 11th hour to release Ford’s claims in a blatant attempt to obstruct the nomination process. The Democrats have had this information since July.