Getting Up to Speed With the Kavanaugh Case
October 25, 2018
The tempestuous confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme court was not what much of the nation had expected following the hectic and delayed process of his nomination.
If you haven’t kept up with this intense case, it all started when Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on the 27th of this past July, after serving for 30 years on the Supreme Court. Less than two weeks after his announced retirement, President Trump nominated first runner-up Brett Kavanaugh for the prestigious position. Shortly afterward, Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by several different women.
On the 16th of September, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came publicly forward to The Washington Post with allegations of sexual assault. She described an attack that took place during college in 1982, at a party, where she claimed to have been attacked by former classmate Brett Kavanaugh.
The next woman to accuse Mr. Kavanaugh was Deborah Ramirez. Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. Later, she spent years working for an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. The New Yorker contacted Ramirez after learning of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh. Ramirez said in an interview, that during freshman year at Yale University at a drinking party Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to Ramirez.
The last woman to come out and accuse Kavanaugh is Julie Swetnick. Julie accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during his time at Georgetown preparatory school in the 1980s. Julie claims that she saw Kavanaugh during a party, waiting outside a bedroom with other guys eager for their “turn.” Julie also said that she was raped and possibly drugged at one of the parties.
Mr. Kavanaugh denied these allegations in an interview with The New Yorker stating, “The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so.”
Because of these accusations, a Supreme Court hearing was held to determine if Kavanaugh was fit to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
Donald Trump tweeted, showing support for Kavanaugh. On September 25th he tweeted,“The Democrats are playing a high-level CON GAME in their vicious effort to destroy a fine person. It is called the politics of destruction. Behind the scene the Dems are laughing. Pray for Brett Kavanaugh and his family!”
People around the country heatedly followed the case and protested for and against Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court.
On October 6th, Brett Kavanaugh was found not guilty and became the ninth member of the Supreme Court.
President Donald Trump showed his approval of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, tweeting on October 6th, “I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!”