Professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct faces scrutiny for prior political activism

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh seemed set to receive a confirmation vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee later this week — that is, until Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she received a letter from an unidentified woman alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. But now, Kavanaugh’s accuser is not so anonymous.

Kavanaugh’s accuser came forward publicly over the weekend in an article in The Washington Post, a move that has brought to light her political history as a staunch opponent of President Donald Trump and his strict enforcement of immigration laws.

According to Breitbart, Christine Blasey Ford, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University, stood so opposed to the administration’s “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy — which resulted in the children of illegal immigrants being temporarily separated from their parents while the parents are prosecuted — that she signed her name in a professional capacity, along with dozens of other medical professionals, in a letter decrying the practice.

The letter

That letter, which was sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, was drafted in support of a lawsuit against the policy by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

It asserted that the policy was “violating fundamental human rights” and only served to “traumatize children” by separating them from their families.

The letter further declared that it was “inhumane” to cause the “intentional infliction of pain on children” by separating them from their parents, and demanded that the process be ended and all separated families be immediately reunited.

What the letter failed to note was the family separation aspect of the “zero tolerance” policy was not crafted by the Trump administration, but stemmed directly from a court ruling during the Bill Clinton administration, known as the Flores Settlement Agreement, which specified that children must be detained separately from adults — a practice that had been in place since 2001.

Thus, the innocent children of illegal immigrants caught illegally crossing the border were temporarily separated from their parents all throughout the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama — yet the ACLU, and the collection of anti-Trump professionals, including professor Ford, had nothing to say about it then.

Credibility in question

To be clear, Ford’s signing of this letter in opposition to Trump’s immigration enforcement policy — which included detainment procedures put in place by previous administrations — doesn’t discredit Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.

But when viewed in the larger context of things, it is incredibly relevant: it shows that Ford is a politically active individual with an existing animus toward the current administration and who has already shown a willingness to try and disrupt and undermine that administration’s lawful activities, like enforcing immigration laws — or nominating Supreme Court justices.

For his part, Kavanaugh has “categorically and unequivocally” denied the last-minute allegations lodged against him.

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It will be interesting to see how this story continues to play out over the next several days and weeks, and if the allegation against Kavanaugh is enough to derail his confirmation.

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