Republicans wondering why they haven’t heard from Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser about the Monday hearing they scheduled without even contacting her might find some insight in this: She and her family have been forced out of her home due to the threats she’s received. The New York Times writes of Prof. Christine Blasey Ford:
Dr. Blasey, thrust suddenly into a spotlight that she never sought, has been inundated with vulgar email and social media messages, and even death threats, according to a person close to her, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private matter. “From what I’ve heard you have 6 months to live, you disgusting slime,” one message said.
Dr. Blasey, who has two teenagers, has moved out of her house, is arranging for private security for herself and her family, and is effectively in hiding, the person said. But Dr. Blasey has also been buoyed by a flood of supportive messages from friends and strangers.
The article goes on to say, “Her worst fears are coming true.”
As Ford was being forced from her home, Republicans have been casting doubt on her account because she hasn’t yet confirmed her appearance Monday for a hearing they scheduled without consulting her.
“It kind of raises the question: Do they want to come to the public hearing or not?” said GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee.
It kinda raises the question whether the Republican men on the Judiciary Committee could be bigger misogynist jerks than they already are given the way they are handling this. 1991 Anita Hill redux.
Can’t imagine why Ford didn’t didn’t come forward for this drubbing in the ’80s when she was 15.
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