Tag Archives: Christine Blasey Ford

Poetic Justice

A Mocking Mockery of a Mocker

If the Kavanaugh confirmation was strictly evidential,
Donald Trump’s interference would not be consequential.
But while he eschews norms,
There’s something about form,
And mocking a sexual assault victim just ain’t presidential.

Verbatim

Murkowski on Trump’s Ford Comments: ‘Unacceptable’

“I am taking everything into account. I think the president’s comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable.”

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), quoted by The Hill, when asked how President Trump’s mockery of Christine Blasey Ford would impact her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Enumerati

Most Oppose Kavanaugh Confirmation If Ford Is Truthful

59%

A new NPR/PBS/Marist poll finds that if Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh are true, 59% of Americans said they believe the Senate Judiciary Committee should not confirm his nomination to the Supreme Court. The poll also revealed that 29% of those surveyed would support Kavanaugh’s nomination regardless of the legitimacy of Ford’s allegations, including 54% of Republicans.

Enumerati

Kavanaugh’s Support Caves Among Voters

40%

A new Fox News poll finds that just 40% of voters would confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, while 50% oppose him. More voters believe Christine Blasey Ford’s claims of sexual assault than Kavanaugh’s denials by a 6-point margin, 36% vs. 30%. However, 34% are unsure who is telling the truth. However, women are more likely to believe Ford by 10 points, and among suburban women that jumps to 17. Men side with her by just 1 point.