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What are the responses to the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh?

Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of attempted rape by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The incident allegedly took place at a party when Kavanaugh was 17-years-old.

The claims against Brett Kavanaugh are credible and must be investigated

Ford's claims are credible. There must be an investigation before the nomination process can proceed.

We need the FBI to investigate Brett Kavanaugh

Given the severity of the claims, the FBI should be allowed to investigate

There should be a hearing but no FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh

The FBI has no remit to investigate. Instead, both parties should appear in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee instead.

Even if Brett Kavanaugh did assault Dr. Blasey Ford, it’s not a big deal

Whether he did it or not is not really important. It should not affect his nomination.

Brett Kavanaugh’s character can't be judged on the past

We shouldn't let the way he was at 17 reflect on his character now.

Brett Kavanaugh's interaction with Dr. Blasey Ford was just “rough horseplay”

The allegations describe don't amount to attempted rape or sexual assault. They are just two teenagers playing around.

Brett Kavanaugh should be considered innocent until proven guilty

Our judicial standard is that people are assumed innocent until proven guilty. This should extend to unsubstantiated claims even in a social sphere.

No reasonable prosecutor would convict Brett Kavanaugh

Regardless of whether he did or didn't do it, the evidence presented doesn't surmount to a guilty verdict.

Brett Kavanaugh didn’t do it

Brett Kavanaugh is innocent.

“Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man”

The allegations described are not fitting with Brett Kavanaugh's nature.

Brett Kavanaugh wasn't even there

Brett Kavanaugh couldn't have done the alleged assault. He didn't attend the party.

If the allegations were true, Dr. Blasey Ford would have reported it at the time

If it really occurred, there would be no reason for her to wait decades before reporting it.

The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are an elaborate plot from the Democrats to stop the nomination

The Democrats don't want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court. They are using Ford to sink Kavanaugh's nomination.

The timing of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh is deliberate

These allegations could have surfaced at any time in the process, but they came at the eleventh hour.

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This page was last edited on Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 07:23 UTC