A new book about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings has revealed Christina Blasey Ford’s real motivation for coming forward with her accusations against him, the Washington Examiner reported.
Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh by Ryan Lovelace gives a detailed look into the accusations and shows what was really behind the completely unsubstantiated story Blasey Ford gave to Congress and the American people.
Blasey Ford and her lawyer Debra Katz admitted to Lovelace that they had an ulterior motive in making their accusations: tainting any future opinions Kavanaugh will give on Roe vs. Wade. They wanted to try to protect abortion rights, in other words.
We were going to have a conservative [justice] … elections have consequences, but he will always have an asterisk next to his name,” Katz said in an address quoted in the book. “When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important.”
Kavanaugh angrily attacked the confirmation process after Ford’s testimony: “The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy.” Eventually, a lack of evidence against him led to Kavanaugh’s confirmation in October 2018.
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