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Prior to his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh said the confirmation process “destroyed” his family and his name.

Now, however, he’ll serve the rest of his life on the nation’s highest court, making an annual salary of more than $255,000/year. In the meantime, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused him of sexually assaulting her at a party in high school, is unable to move back home with her family and gets “unending” threats against her life on a regular basis, according to her attorney.

“This has been terrifying, her family has been through a lot,” Attorney Debra Katz recently told MSNBC. “They are not living at home, it’s going to be quite some time before they’re able to live at home. The threats have been unending, it’s deplorable… These threats are extremely distressing.”

In her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in September, Ford said under oath that she was “100 percent” certain that it was Kavanaugh who held her down and tried to tear her clothes off while his friend, Mark Judge, turned up the music in the room so nobody else at the party would hear her cry out. She said one detail that stuck out more than anything else was the “uproarious laughter” from both Kavanaugh and Judge during the alleged assault.

“I was underneath one of them, while the two laughed. Two friends having a really good time with one another,” Dr. Ford said, while describing her experience to senators.

On Monday, following Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote over the weekend, Trump said the accusations against the newly minted Supreme Court justice were a “hoax,” and that it was “set up by the Democrats using the Democrats’ lawyers.” He also said that the third accusation against Kavanaugh by federal employee Julie Swetnick was “all made up” and “fabricated,” and wagered that Democrats would support Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections due to the lengthy process of confirming Kavanaugh.


Nick Jewell is a freelance political writer, and a proud resident of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Email him at 

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