Opinion

This Is the Single Worst Response to Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony on the Internet

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018.

You can disbelieve Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, you can believe her or you can remain skeptical until such time as you can make an informed decision about the veracity of her sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh.

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall columnist and noted Twitter troll, apparently thinks laughter is what is appropriate on this monumental day in American history, in which a sitting federal judge on track for the highest court in the land, and the woman who accused him of attacking her 36 years ago, are on global display.

It’s an emotional moment for many across America who have experienced sexual assaults themselves or know someone who has. It’s an emotional moment for those imagining themselves in Dr. Ford’s shoes — again, on global display, divulging information about something that happened a long time ago. Something that she says has had a lasting impact on her life.

Hence, Molly Jong-Fast tweeted as Dr. Ford began her testimony, “Okay. I’m crying.”

Kurt Schlichter? He’s laughing.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley said in his opening on Thursday that he hoped today would be a “show of civility” on Capitol Hill. Someone didn’t get the Republican memo.

Schlichter’s response was, of course, panned.

It doesn’t matter what side of the political aisle you’re on, who you believe and who you don’t — this should be the takeaway:

[Image via Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images]

This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.

Matt Naham is managing editor of Law&Crime. He formerly worked as news editor and weekend editor at Rare.

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