Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.
Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.
While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California.
Kavanaugh denies the 11th hour allegations.
Today’s read is from Myron Magnet, City Journal’s editor-at-large and a National Humanities Medal recipient. His next book, Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution, will appear in the spring. Magnet asks a legitimate question.
Do the Democrats really think that a single teenage indiscretion should have a place in confirmation hearings?
You can read Magnet’s entire column here.