• Angelica Bibian

My Take on Brett Kavanaugh Being Named New Supreme Court Justice

Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to be apart of the supreme court by President Donald Trump. A few weeks ago, a woman named Christine Ford came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct from more than 30 years ago at a party. She wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker explaining what happened 30 years ago. According to The Washington Post, “Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.” She wanted all of America to know what type of person he was before he was elected to be a part of the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh did decline all the allegations.

Ford gave her side of her story to the Senate, which she provided names for her witness to help her accusations true. When her witnesses were interviewed, many of them couldn’t remember the party. This has lead to many controversies about the case within the media. You would think that these people would remember the night when their friend was sexual assaulted. According to The Daily Wire, “Every one of them has denied being at this supposed 'gathering'.” Since Ford’s witnesses were not able to give enough information that could help Ford make a court case, the Senate moved on. This led to the Senate to alone decide if they thought Kavanaugh is capable to be apart of the Supreme Court.

As of October 6, Kavanaugh is now the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, replacing Anthony Kennedy who recently retired. Kavanaugh has won by a 50-48 vote. CBS News stated, “The Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon. The final vote fell mostly along party lines, 50-48.” There was a shocking swing vote made by Susan Collins who voted yes for Kavanaugh to become part of the Supreme Court.

When they announced the votes, I was shocked. I personally wouldn’t want him in the Supreme Court because of what he’s been accused of and especially how he acted when the Senate was questioning him during his hearing. Over the years there has been more and more stories coming about on how women have been through sexual misconduct by people who are in the public eye. Even our President, Donald Trump, has been accused of sexual misconduct in the past but there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward with a court hearing.

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