Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is a Liar
So, this is what it comes down to: Dr. Ford lied to the entire country when she said that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her thirty-five years ago.
I’ve said it from the beginning. Because of the powerful voice that the #MeToo movement has become, Republicans know better than to just flat out call Dr. Ford a liar. They have to find another way to do it. So rather than just say Dr. Ford is lying and is willing to put her family in physical jeopardy and lose everything career wise for no logical reason, she was the victim of sexual assault, but not by Brett Kavanaugh. The evil twin theory being pushed by the Republicans which is the ugly cousin of Russia didn’t hack our elections, but a 400 lb. man on his bed did.
Dr. Ford’s memory of a sexual assault is 100% true according to Republicans and President Trump who actually mocked Dr. Ford at one of his cult rallies. Mind you, Dr. Ford is a college professor with a doctorate in psychology. I’m guessing she actually knows how the mind and memory works, but again, she makes for such a credible witness, you have to discredit her somehow.
For a while, it was the fault of Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, or Michael Bromwich, Dr. Ford’s attorneys. One former prosecutor and attorney for Justice Kavanaugh on CNN asked why didn’t Dr. Ford file a report with police. Just give that statement some thought. When attacking Dr. Ford’s attorneys didn’t work, then it had to be her memory, specifically, who assaulted her.
So, Dr. Ford doesn’t remember every detail about the sexual assault. From what I have read, that’s normal. Now, I’m comparing apples to oranges, but the only thing traumatic I can think of in my personal life was when my father passed away.
For one, as it was becoming obvious that my father was knocking on heaven’s door, my mother (they were married 55 years) started to lose control emotionally. My father was in home hospice and so we knew this moment was coming. I removed her from the room and left my father with my brother and my wife. Per my mom, she was there the exact moment he died. No she wasn’t.
As to me that I actually have a very good memory both short term and long term, there are a lot of gaps in my memory from that evening. For example, I don’t remember what I wore or anyone else, including what my father was wearing. I don’t remember the weather and I know his death was somewhere around midnight, give or take an hour or two, but that’s about it.
There’s a gap of about two hours that I don’t remember much other than being on the sofa in living room and eventually the funeral home picking up my father and taking him away with his body covered with a white bed sheet. I remember it was two men from the funeral home, but I can’t remember their appearance in any way, shape, or form. I do remember my mother asking that my father not be picked up immediately.
I also remember the next day I received a call from a Judge’s office because I failed to appear at a hearing for domestic violence. I was in a daze to say the least, and when I explained my situation, the judge continued my client’s case.
Moving forward, the day of the funeral I went to the funeral home and had to identify my father’s body. I was sent into a room that in my mind, was about a hundred feet long, tunnel like, with at the end of the tunnel, my father was lying in his casket with a light shining above him. It’s been five years and that’s still what my mind sees. The reality, I’d be surprised if that room was more than ten feet long. But, that’s the mind for you, especially in highly stressful moments and traumatic events.
Now, did my father die? Of course. Did I confuse his death with that perhaps of another family member? No, that’s stupid, but, that’s what the Republicans and President Trump are doing to Dr. Ford who by the way, has still not been able to return to her home because of the death threats.
Maybe I think I know what I am talking about since I do have a minor in psychology and for years I struggled to decide between pursuing a degree in criminal justice or psychology, but the mind does “black-out” traumatic events as a way of coping. I also have this special thing called “common sense” that leads me to that conclusion.
Yesterday, short from calling Dr. Ford a liar, President Trump said that Justice Kavanaugh’s innocence was proven. When did this happened? It never did so don’t bother Googling it, but it’s just another way of discrediting Dr. Ford.
Back in the day, you silenced women physically whether by threats or literally covering their mouth. Now, you silence victims of sexual assault by calling into question their credibility. Empathy? What is that? But for those of you that question Dr. Ford’s memory and her motive as well as every other victim of sexual abuse and assault, you sure as hell know what party over country and tribal politics is.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
The accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh were road blocked by President Trump, White House Counsel Don McGahn, and Republican Senators Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, Orin Hatch, and Mitch McConnell.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.