Kavanaugh in Question


Screenshot captured during the hearing

Picture shows Kavanaugh yelling as a response to a question.

The conversation of Brett Kavanaugh’s guilt or innocence in his sexual assault investigation has been one of the most debated arguments in the country for months. Since the Senate hearing, many are now questioning his ability to function on the Supreme Court.

According to an article written by Christine Houser of The New York Times three women came out and claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted them in some way, and on top of that an anonymous letter was sent to a Colorado senator explaining another story of sexual assault.

Christine Blasey Ford is the most recognized of the four. She claims that when she was 15, a drunken Brett Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and tried to remove her clothes while covering her mouth. Deborah Ramirez is the second woman to come out against Kavanaugh. She claims that when she and Kavanaugh were freshmen at Yale, he exposed himself to her during a drinking game. Julie Swetnick was the next woman to come forward. She claims she observed Kavanaugh at parties where women were raped by multiple men. Swetnick also claims she was raped at one of these parties and thought she may have been drugged. The anonymous letter claims the writer witnessed Kavanaugh mistreating a woman he was dating at the time. Kavanaugh replied to these claims saying they were “from the twilight zone” denying all accusations.

After the hearing, President Trump allowed an FBI investigation, but it had to be done in under a week, and it didn’t appear that the president felt the investigation was justified, as he mocked Dr. Ford’s testimony during a campaign rally.

Captured screenshot during the hearing
Picture of Dr. Ford being sworn in. Many are using this as a symbol of strength.

“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know,” said Trump.

The issue for many people now is that even if Kavanaugh is innocent, they may question his behavior during the hearing. Many times during the hearing he got extremely aggravated to the point of yelling while being questioned, and responding to questions with snarky responses.

Many people say the “me too” movement sparked this controversy, which caused some to start using the phrase “him too”. People defending Kavanaugh are now more worried about men being falsely accused than women being assaulted.

“If you have a son, make sure you buy him a note pad, a body camera, and a recording device. Get him a battery pack too so he can always protect himself with video evidence of every single encounter he has with a woman. Men aren’t safe in America anymore. There is a war on men,” said journalist Laura Loomer on twitter.

Whether innocent or guilty, Kavanaugh is now a Justice on the Supreme court. The question remains, is this a war on men or an uprising of outspoken women.