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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.

The claims are credible and must be investigated

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 Explore

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. Explore

Even if he did do it, it’s not a big deal

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. Explore

“Rough horseplay”

The allegations describe don't amount to attempted rape or sexual assault. They are just two teenagers playing around. Explore

Kavanaugh should be considered innocent until proven guilty

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. Explore

Kavanaugh didn’t do it

Brett Kavanaugh is innocent.

“Kavanaugh is a fine man with an impeccable reputation”

The allegations described are not fitting with Brett Kavanaugh's nature. Explore

He wasn't even there

Brett Kavanaugh couldn't have done the alleged assault. He didn't attend the party. Explore

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. Explore

It is all an elaborate plot from the Democrats to stop the nomination

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. Explore
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