Over the weekend, the globe seems to have began buzzing about Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
In a highly emotional hearing, Ford and Kavanaugh both had opportunities to share their stories and attempt to prove to the committee that they are telling the truth on Thursday, Sept. 27.
Kavanaugh gave a very emotional nearly 45 minute opening statement in which he yelled, choked back tears, cried, and repeated many things to give emphasis to his words.
The internet has met his emotional words by bashing him. Many people online say his passion is a red flag that he is lying. Current Affairs has even published an online opinion piece by Nathan J. Robinson entitled “How we know Kavanaugh is Lying.”
Kavanaugh gave examples and shared testimonies and quotes by friends about his character, values, and background. He made it a point to make it clear that many of these friends are women.
Ford gave a much different opening statement. Though it seemed as if she were a little choked up while she was speaking, she stayed extremely collected during her roughly 20 minute speech.
“I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school,” she said.
Ford shared the time she went into detail about the attack, sharing the information with her husband during couples counseling. Her husband remembers her naming Kavanaugh during that 2012 session. However, she shared very little about this attack with with few other people over the years.
It wasn’t until July 2018 that Ford named her attacker publicly as being Kavanaugh.
Since a Washington Post publication on September 16, 2018, some of her friends have reminded her of when they talked about the attack in the past, before it went public.
Ford had requested confidentiality on several instances on communications about the incident before it went public, hoping this matter could be dealt with without anyone or anyone’s family suffering from attacks and invasion of privacy from the public.
Since Ford has come forward with the allegations, Deborah Ramirez has come forward to say Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were at a party while they were students at Yale.
Though very inebriated at the time, she remembers students laughing at her expense after a penis was shoved in her face, being told to “kiss it.” She is confident she remembers pants being pulled up and she’s confident she remembers Kavanaugh being there.
According to ABC News, the FBI will investigate Ford, Kavanaugh, Ramirez and others who were present where the incidents took place.
“I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted,” said Ramirez.
Story by Sarah Melcher