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Local Angle on Kavanaugh Controversy

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Caroline Frantz, News Editor

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On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced his nomination for the open seat on the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired at the end of July. However, there has been a large and mostly democratic backlash against putting Kavanaugh on SCOTUS.

Also in late July, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor living in the Silicon Valley, sent a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein who it sitting on the Judiciary Committee for Kavanaugh’s confirmation. According to USA Today, the letter clearly states that Kavanaugh assaulted her, and did so with his friend Mark Judge.

Although Kavanaugh began testifying before the Judiciary Committee on Sept. 4, Ford’s letter was not publicly acknowledged until the FBI was able to look into it. There was no criminal investigation launched; however, the FBI did look further into Ford and the legitimacy behind her accusations. On Sept. 14, The New Yorker published a story, excluding Ford’s name, highlighting her accusations, and Kavanaugh quickly responded by denying the accusations.

Ford is set to testify on Sept. 27 before the Judiciary Committee about her allegations, and Kavanaugh will testify shortly after her. Ford is also requesting an FBI investigation into her case to prove its legitimacy; however, it has not yet been confirmed whether than investigation will take place or not.

Another women, Deborah Ramirez, has also come forward claiming that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during their time as classmates at Yale University. Ramirez has not been afraid to speak out about the details of her attack, and has even publicly discussed what exactly Kavanaugh did during the incident in question. Kavanaugh has also strongly denied these allegations.

In a letter written to Feinstein and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley, Kavanaugh says that these allegations will not stop him from fighting for his spot on the Supreme Court. “The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out,” Kavanaugh stated. “The last minute character assassination will not succeed.”

Additionally, President Trump has displayed unwavering support for his candidate ever since the nomination was announced. On Sept. 21, President Trump publicly praised Kavanaugh. “Brett Kavanaugh is one of the finest human beings you will ever have the privilege of knowing or meeting,” Trump said. “We’ll let [the testimonies] play out, and I think everything’s going to be just fine. This is a high quality person.”

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