Debra Katz, Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney, revealed during the Feminist Legal Theory Conference at the University of Baltimore the political motivation that prompted her client to denounce Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee at the time and now Supreme Court justice, for sexual misconduct.
In a video obtained by the Daily Caller at the April event, Katz exposed the implications and motivations of her client’s legal action against Kavanaugh to protect the decriminalization of abortion.
“In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court,” Katz said in the video.
“He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important; it is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine,” she said.
When Judge Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court a year ago by President Trump, psychologist Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers, in a testimony full of loopholes, in which she did not provide any witnesses or evidence.
Kavanaugh, for his part, denied having been “at any such party.” He said in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” that he did not question that perhaps Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted, “but what I know is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process,” said Kavanaugh, who ended up becoming a member of the Supreme Court in his own right after testifying with his accuser before the Senate Judiciary Committee and undergoing an FBI investigation.
The dismissed accusation was, however, a “political hit”
The video was first published by writer Ryan Lovelace for her new book, “Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh.”
“A lot of people ask if Christine Blasey Ford was lying,” Lovelace said, pointing out, “To know that, you have to know her motivation,” according to the Daily Caller.
Buck Sexton, a former analyst with the CIA and the New York Police Intelligence Division, called Blasey Ford’s move a “political hit.”
“During the flagrant and ruthless character assassination attempt against Kavanaugh, a favorite talking point journos was: ‘What possible motivation could Blasey Ford have!'” said Sexton, specifying that “the obvious answer then, is confirmed now.”
“If there was any doubt the smears against Justice Kavanaugh were politically motivated, Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer is now proudly confirming it,” wrote Paul Gosar, a representative for the 4th District of Arizona.
In fact, Judge Kavanaugh made it clear that the allegations were unfounded: “This has destroyed my family and my good name. A good name built on decades of public service,” Kavanaugh said, pointing out that the accusations were part of a “calculated political hit.”