A very emotional day for both the sexual assault accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanagh the Supreme Court Nominee; I truly felt they both had a tough ride and felt sorry for them both. However I do think the that Dr. Ford came across as quite a measured/credible witness with no political motivations and at the very least these accusations merited a proper investigation, particularly considering what she’s been through; you can read about sexual assault cases all you like but when you actually see/listen to someone who’s gone through the experience and able to articulate it so vividly it’s a different thing altogether. More importantly despite the passionate testimony of Brett Kavanaugh during the hearing for me he comes across as someone utterly unfit – on a personal & professional level – to be a Judge at the “Highest Court in the Land” as they call it in the U.S. – with his emotional outbursts during the hearings which demonstrated lack of control and an indication of political biases/loyalties. What I would have suggested was to actually turn the table on him – as some tried to do but half heartedly – in terms of his standards when it comes to commitment to Due Process for all witnesses and whether an investigation would be merited if he faced similar circumstances as a Judge and the sufficiency of text statements made rather than conducting a proper investigation; it does account for something when someone who brags about his credentials is unwilling/unable to clear his name by asking for an FBI investigation exactly in the same way that he asked for a Congressional hearing once these allegations surfaced as he mentioned many times during the hearing – not sure why people didn’t pick on that. There were also plenty of moments during his testimony when he was clearly caught off guard with questions he did not anticipate and not actually provide plausible answers to.
In my opinion the real disgrace is the behaviour of Republican Senators – like Lindsey Graham – who made his own judgment as many other Republican Senators did on on the fate of this nomination once these allegations came to light even before Dr. Ford uttered a single word – is that the “sham” you were referring to in your own statement? So here’s the bottom line; despite statements of sympathy/respect from Republicans of her quite convincing/credible testimony the approach was simply this; but with due respect Ma’am we’ll move on anyway with no proper investigation irrespective of what you’ve suffered and your courage in coming out with this as a civic duty cause you see standards of conduct don’t necessarily apply when politicians are involved, it’s just politics you understand, right?; now that’s the real disgrace as far as I am concerned and heck I am not even American. Let me also suggest to all members of Congress that they should treat Dr. Ford NOT only with Respect – that’s easy – but follow her example when it comes to Duty to Country, cause if they had an iota of such a Sense of Duty America would not be in this political quagmire it’s currently facing.
Finally just one message to Dr. Ford that I’d like to pass on – as if she’ll ever read it 😦 – from someone who’s never seen her before today’s testimony and not even American for that matter as mentioned, but here goes just the same; many Democratic Senators praised you and suggested that you make the whole country proud in the way you’ve been able to deal this terrible thing you’ve experienced but I would only add this; Today your family should be very proud of you.