CNN interviewed a group of women this week about the allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford during a drunken high school party 36-years-ago. But the segment went horribly wrong when host Randi Kaye asked the women if they believe the judge or his accuser.
According to The Daily Wire, CNN interviewed a group of Republican women in Florida for a segment that aired on Thursday night about whether they believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s denial that he ever engaged in any kind of sexual misconduct with Christine Blasey Ford. The liberal network surely hoped that they could drum up some sympathy for Ford among female voters, but, boy, were they ever wrong.
“A show of hands, how many of you believe Judge Kavanaugh when he says this didn’t happen?” CNN’s Randi Kaye asked. Immediately, all five women raised their hands.
“How can we believe the word of a woman from something that happened 36 years ago?” Castillo De La Pena responded. “This guy has an impeccable reputation. Nobody, nobody that has spoken ill will about him. Everyone that speaks about him. This guy’s an altar boy, a scout. Because one woman made an allegation? Sorry, I don’t buy it.”
Indeed, Kavanaugh is well-respected by everyone who knows him. 65 women who have known the judge since high school even penned a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein vouching for his character.
“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time,” the letter states.
“Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an all-boys high school in Rockville, Maryland. He was an outstanding student and athlete with a wide circle of friends. Almost all of us attended all girls high schools in the area. We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years,” the letter goes on.
“Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day,” the letter continues. “The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views. Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person.”
The small group of Republican women interviewed by CNN also defended Kavanaugh. “In the grand scheme of things, my goodness, there was no intercourse,” Inna Villarino told CNN’s Kaye. “There was maybe a touch. Can we — really? 36 years and she’s still stuck on that?”
“I mean, we’re talking about a 15-year-old girl, which I respect,” Gina Sosa said. “You know, I’m a woman. I respect. But we’re talking about a 17-year-old boy in high school with testosterone running high. Tell me what boy hasn’t done this in high school. Please, I would like to know.”
“Why didn’t she come out when he was going into the Bush White House?” Angie Vazquez asked. “Why didn’t she come out — he’s been a federal judge for over a decade.”
The same way these women did not vote for Hillary Clinton simply because of the fact that she has a vagina, they are not about to believe the eleventh-hour sexual assault claims of Christine Blasey Ford just because she happens to be the same gender that they are. Sure, women will sympathize with other women. However, the smart ones draw the line somewhere; they don’t believe everything they’re fed by the media.
Perhaps if Ford had some evidence — any evidence at all — people would be more apt to believe her story. Or, perhaps if she had come forward sooner, her claims would hold more water. But after 36 years and without a shred of proof? We’re not buying it.