U.S. Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson responds to the Deborah Ramirez allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
September 23, 2018
Salt Lake City, UT– Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Jenny Wilson responds to the Deborah Ramirez allegation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh:
“With a second credible accusation regarding sexual misconduct by SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it is imperative the FBI investigate both accounts immediately.
It is unseemly that Senator Hatch dismissed Dr. Blasey Ford’s account outright (furthermore, contradicting himself from the Clarence Thomas review during which he demanded the FBI investigate).
It’s time my opponent, Mitt Romney, and Utah’s Federal delegation respond to Dr. Blasey Ford and Ms. Ramirez with dignity and call for an unhurried, thorough, and unbiased review of these charges before a lifetime appointment is made to the highest court in our nation.”
Included below is Wilson’s previous statement (September 17, 2018) regarding Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation:
“It takes a lot of courage for a victim of sexual assault to step forward and share their story, especially when it concerns a powerful legal and political figure.
Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation is credible and disturbing. I believe that the Senate has a constitutional responsibility to thoroughly vet an appointee to the highest court in our land, and as such should delay their vote until a thorough, public, and transparent investigation is completed.
I believe the language of the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans’ statement attempts to make a partisan issue of Ms. Ford’s allegation.
Furthermore, it perpetuates the pattern of shaming a victim for the how/why of their process in stepping forward instead of focusing on the allegation itself and the trauma of the abuse. This attitude continues to plague our national dialogue around sexual misconduct.”