CNN’s Symone Sanders declared that Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court following allegations of sexual assault that dates back decades on the network Monday afternoon — in spite of his repeated and adamant denials and the fact that hearings for both Kavanaugh and his accuser are planned.
Sanders and Bill Kristol, the editor at large of The Weekly Standard, got into a heated debate while arguing about the accusations.
After Kristol called for everyone to keep an open mind and allow both parties to speak, Sanders weighed in. “I want to be clear, Jake, for me there is no debate. I believe Professor Ford,” she said.
Sanders went on to claim that Kavanaugh had “lied under oath,” prompting Kristol to shake his head, saying, “That’s ridiculous!”
“I’m convinced, Jake, because — I tweeted about this the other day, when I was in college, I was intoxicated, and a man who I had previously rebuffed his advances multiple times took advantage of the fact that I could not consent one night,” Sanders said.
“The next day, he denied raping me. And that’s exactly what he did. And if he ever came — came up for a Supreme Court nomination, President of the United States, or congressman, or whatever, I don’t care, it’s been 20 years, 50 years, I would come forward,” she continued. “I don’t think anyone that has ever done that, whether it was once in their life or 50 times, deserves to sit at the highest precipice of power ”
I was intoxicated one night in college & woke up the nxt morning to realize some1 (whom I had previously rebuffed their advances) took advantage of the fact that I was unable to consent. He denies raping me, but that is exactly what he did. The #KavanaughConfirmation can’t con’t.
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) September 16, 2018
“I totally agree with that. But you have no knowledge whether Brett Kavanaugh did that,” Kristol responded.
She shot back, “I believe Christine Ford — no, because to come forward, she has no — there’s no enticements for her to come forward and to have her life destroyed.”
Earlier on Monday, Kavanaugh defended himself, saying “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone.” (RELATED: Kavanaugh Breaks Silence After Sexual Assault Allegation)
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