Kavanaugh’s Written Testimony Doubles Down On Denying Ford Allegations
The Senate Judiciary Committee released Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s prepared written testimony over sexual assault allegations for his hearing Thursday.
Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are set to testify publicly in front of the panel of senators, and Kavanaugh repeated his denial of the allegations Blasey Ford made.
“Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired,” Kavanaugh states in the written testimony. “There has been a frenzy to come up with something — anything, no matter how far-fetched or odious — that will block a vote on my nomination.”
Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh pinned her down on a bed at a drunken party in high school and attempted to take her clothes off while covering her mouth, which Kavanaugh has “unequivocally, and categorically” denied.
“Sexual assault is horrific. It is morally wrong. It is illegal. It is contrary to my religious faith,” he writes. “Those who make allegations deserve to be heard. The subject of allegations also deserves to be heard.”
In an interview with his wife Monday on Fox News, Kavanaugh sought to downplay the characterization that he was a heavy drinker, and Wednesday he released calendars he saved from summers in the 1980s that he claims show no signs of the party Ford alleges. (RELATED: Blasey Ford Sends Senate Sworn Letter Of Four People She Told Her Allegations, But None Of Them Were At The Party)
“I spent most of my time in high school focused on academics, sports, church, and service. But I was not perfect in those days, just as I am not perfect today,” Kavanaugh’s testimony reads. “I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends. Sometimes I had too many.”
While he admits he engaged in drinking activities occasionally with his friends, he says what he’s “been accused of is far more serious than juvenile misbehavior. I never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford describes.”
Kavanaugh and Ford are set to testify Thursday morning and a vote is scheduled for Friday.
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