What was meant to be a puff piece about Christine Blasey Ford in the Washington Post ended up being rather revealing.
In the interview, Ford’s husband, Russell Ford, said his wife moved away from D.C. because she did not think she was getting “the attention or respect she felt she deserved.”
The question that now must be asked is if Ford’s allegation against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is legitimate.
In a letter received by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ford accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly holding her down, covering her mouth and fumbling at her clothes while at a small, unsupervised party in someone’s home in the early 1980s, when both would have been in high school. At the time, she says, she told no one about the incident.
Over the last few days, everyone she has named as present at the party, including Kavanaugh, has said they have absolutely no recollection whatsoever of the events she described. In addition, dozens of Kavanaugh’s friends, colleagues, and acquaintances have come forward and vouched for his character.
Ford’s husband said his wife was concerned when President Donald Trump was elected, as Kavanaugh’s name was mentioned as a potential replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia.
After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Ford continued to fret, says her husband. “Her mind-set was, ‘I’ve got this terrible secret. . . . What am I going to do with this secret?’,” her husband remembered.
She even told him she would consider moving to another country — perhaps New Zealand — if Kavanaugh was named to the Supreme Court.
“She was like, ‘I can’t deal with this. If he becomes the nominee, then I’m moving to another country. I cannot live in this country if he’s in the Supreme Court.’ She wanted out,” said her husband.
It’s always politics
The most telling part of the interview was when her husband describes his wife’s political views.
He stated, “She didn’t always get along with her parents because of differing political views.”
She felt so disrespected that she eventually left the east coast and moved to California. “It was a very male-dominated environment. Everyone was interested in what’s going on with the men, and the women are sidelined, and she didn’t get the attention or respect she felt she deserved. That’s why she was in California, to get away from the D.C. scene,” Russell Ford told the Post.
Everything was apparently fine in California … until Trump named Kavanaugh as his nominee.
Ford then set a chain of events into action that has led us to this circus we have today.
At this point, there is nothing at all to corroborate her claim against Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
Ford is expected to testify before the Senate committee on Thursday.