Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of attempted rape by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The incident allegedly took place at a party when Kavanaugh was 17-years-old.
Ford's claims are credible. There must be an investigation before the nomination process can proceed.
We need the FBI to investigate
Given the severity of the claims, the FBI should be allowed to investigate
There should be a hearing but no FBI investigation
The FBI has no remit to investigate. Instead, both parties should appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee instead.
Whether he did it or not is not really important. It should not affect his nomination.
You can’t judge a man’s character on his high school actions
We shouldn't let the way he was at 17 reflect on his character now.
The allegations describe don't amount to attempted rape or sexual assault. They are just two teenagers playing around.
Our judicial standard is that people are assumed innocent until proven guilty. This should extend to unsubstantiated claims even in a social sphere.
No reasonable prosecutor would take the case
Regardless of whether he did or didn't do it, the evidence presented doesn't surmount to a guilty verdict.
Brett Kavanaugh is innocent.
“Kavanaugh is a fine man with an impeccable reputation”
The allegations described are not fitting with Brett Kavanaugh's nature.
He wasn't even there
Brett Kavanaugh couldn't have done the alleged assault. He didn't attend the party.
If it really happened, she would have reported to police at the time
If it really occurred, there would be no reason for her to wait decades before reporting it.
The Democrats don't want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. They are using Ford to sink Kavanaugh's nomination.
The timing is deliberate
These allegations could have surfaced at any time in the process, but they came at the eleventh hour.
This page was last edited on Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019 at 21:29 UTC