Protesters who swarmed the office of Sen. Chuck Grassley on Thursday say the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teens should not have to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Grassley, R-Iowa, is chairman of the committee, which is weighing the nomination of the appeals court judge for elevation to the nation’s highest court.
“[Christine Blasey Ford] and what she talked about is incredibly important, and we need a trauma-informed, much longer investigation done by an appropriate person and not just some withering questioning from disbelieving senators,” protester Noah Mamber, 40, told The Daily Signal.
Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in Northern California, told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh held her down, groped her, and tried to remove her clothes in a bedroom during a party in the early 1980s in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Kavanaugh has categorically denied the charge.
“I am here in solidarity with the women that have been retraumatized consistently when men in power aren’t held accountable for their actions,” another protester, Jake Marko, said. “I am also [here] because I myself am a survivor, and to be clear, I was opposed to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination prior to the allegations that came about from the brave and courageous Dr. Christine Ford.”
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