Open item from the National
LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund:
It took courage for Professor Christine Blasey Ford to publicly come forward with her accusations of physical and sexual assault at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge. While the #MeToo movement has shed light on the high prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault attacks, telling your story is never easy. The severe backlash that is already underway against Ford is a stark reminder of the treatment Professor Anita Hill endured almost 30 years ago.
This country already has a self-admitted sexual-assault perpetrator sitting in the White House. Chairman Grassley and Majority Leader McConnell must exercise due diligence to ensure a perpetrator is not seated on the Supreme Court. If Senate leadership fails to postpone the vote and take the time to fully investigate the nominee's actions, their gross disregard for women and survivors will be undeniable."
Rea Carey, Executive Director
National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund