Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
The Daily Caller obtained a video of Christine Blasey-Ford’s attorney, Debra Katz, speaking to a group of the University of Baltimore’s Feminist Legal Theory Conference in April. Katz admits that part of Blasey-Ford’s motivation for accusing now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in July 2018 was political.
Katz said, “In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court. He will always have an asterisk next to his name. 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; it is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”
According to the Daily Caller, the video was first reported by Ryan Lovelace, a writer for the National Law Journal, for his new book, “Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign Against Brett Kavanaugh.”
Lovelace told the Daily Caller, “A lot of people ask if Christine Blasey-Ford was lying. To know that, you have to know her motivation. Since she has not talked to me directly, the best way I can understand what she is thinking is by what her lawyer is saying. And her lawyer says that she is motivated, at least in part, by Roe v. Wade protecting legalized abortion. It contradicts what both Ford and her lawyers told the press.”
During her testimony before the Senate, “Ford had maintained that she came forward out of a sense of civic duty to provide information that she thought senators needed to know before voting on Kavanaugh,” said Lovelace. “This calls into question everything that Ford and Katz have previously said. I think if we knew in September what we know now, there would have been all kinds of questions at the hearing about this.”
Lovelace also told the Daily Caller he “believes there will be more scrutiny going forward, saying that this is part of the reason he penned “Search and Destroy.” He added that, “I want people to look for themselves and to understand for themselves.”
Ford’s political motivations were apparent to most Republicans and any Democrat who was willing to admit it. Not a single aspect of her bizarre story of a sexual assault she claimed happened 37 years prior could be corroborated. She wasn’t even quite sure of the year it happened.
Since that time, college acquaintances have come forward with stories which describe Blasey-Ford as the opposite of the wounded, fragile child-woman she portrayed during her testimony.
I disagree with Lovelace that there will be more scrutiny going forward. There should have been an immediate investigation of Blasey-Ford’s claims. There were so many pieces of her story which didn’t add up.
No one should be surprised to hear of Debra Katz’ remarks. The situation was pretty clear at the time. Actually, I believe her motivation was purely political, but if Katz had admitted that, she would have put both Blasey-Ford and herself in legal jeopardy. Blasey-Ford and her handlers engaged in character assassination on a scale we’ve never seen before…At least until John Durham’s findings are released, that is.