With Christine Blasey Ford up against an all male panel being fronted by Rachel Mitchell, a registered Republican they brought in from Maricopa County in Arizona (home to injustice and cruelty), a fact depicted so brilliantly by a New York Times photo below, people flocked to send Christine Blasey Ford their support.
Powerful photo from @NYTimes.
It’s been 27 years since Anita Hill had to endure a grilling from a room of men after she came forward about Clarence Thomas when he was nominated to SCOTUS.
— Abdul El-Sayed (@AbdulElSayed) September 27, 2018
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford you have my support this morning. I believe you. I support you. I commend your courage for shedding light on this silent darkness in our culture that has brought pain to so many. I pray for change for our sons and daughters. #BelieveWomen #StopKanavaugh
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) September 27, 2018
I urge the Senate to treat Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with the respect that she is due for her courage to come forward.
— Katie Porter (@katieporteroc) September 27, 2018
— Chris Silber (@RealChrisSilber) September 27, 2018
As we wait for today’s hearing, I have no profound thoughts. I am appalled and tired. For survivors of abuse more severe than anything I’ve been through, it must be much worse. I just want to say: #IBelieveDrFord. #IBelieveJulieSwetnick.#BelieveWomen #BelieveSurvivors #KavaNO
— Christopher Stroop (@C_Stroop) September 27, 2018
— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) September 27, 2018
This morning we pray for every victim of sexual abuse, especially Dr. Christine Ford as she tells her story in front of the world. Please give her strength to persist today’s hearing. 🙏🏾 #TimesUp #MeToo #BelieveWomen #StandWithFord #EnoughIsEnough
— Kamala Harris 2020 (@flywithkamala) September 27, 2018
Stats are in: Double-digit rapes (reported) on my campus last year. Again. We are not an anomaly. If you are out there today doubting victims, imagining women are making these things up…. please have an honest look around. Rape culture is real. #BelieveSurvivors #BelieveWomen
— Chris Martine, PhDuh (@MartineBotany) September 27, 2018
This is how my awesome husband and activist @rob_bennett signs for his smoothie on a day like today. Thank you to Rob and all men who stand with women and believe and support them. I got a good one. 💖#BelieveWomen #BelieveSurivors pic.twitter.com/6MSgvDyxKC
— Julie Reiber Bennett (@juliereiber) September 27, 2018
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” Maya Angelou
— Vagina Avenger ™️🏳️🌈 (@monicaisliberal) September 27, 2018
I’m in D.C. because I don’t believe any man’s misogyny should take precedent over a survivor’s humanity.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 26, 2018
27 years ago, black women took a full page in the @NYTimes to stand with Anita Hill. Today, 1,600 allies follow in their footsteps to stand with Christine Blasey Ford. THIS is the power of the people. #BelieveWomen #BelieveSurvivors pic.twitter.com/A7X3qQAZRS
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) September 26, 2018
Republicans think they can rig this hearing and bully Dr. Christine Ford with their prosecutor front they flew in from Arizona, but the truth is, we already see them for who and what they are. They never believe women.
They believe Kavanaugh, because they say he said he was innocent. But three credible women have said he is not innocent, and they have come with a list of witnesses between them, but Republicans refuse to call those witnesses. This suggests that Republicans do not actually believe Kavanaugh. What is actually going on is they do not care about sexual assault. Republicans do not think violating the law with a violent sexual crime is disqualifying for the highest court in the land.
This realization should give us great pause as to why that is. This is a party so corrupt they no longer care about the law.
Men and women are lining up to say they believe women. The polls show Republicans paying for their frat boy cruelty. It will take time, but justice will prevail.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.