Brett Kavanaugh Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations ahead of SCOTUS Confirmation

Joshua Perry, Co-editor-in-chief

Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s supreme court nominee, is under nationwide scrutiny after allegations of him sexual misconduct in his past have resurfaced before his confirmation vote Friday.

According to ABC News, Kavanaugh’s first accuser, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, claimed that he assaulted her  and attempted to remove her clothes at a party when both were in high school.

His second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, recalled trying to push Kavanaugh away while he was exposing himself near her face and at a party at Yale, according to ABC News. A third accuser, Julie Swetnick, said she was gang raped at a party that Kavanaugh attended while she was in high school in the ‘80s.

Kavanaugh, who faces the confirmation vote a day after Blasey Ford testifies at Congress, has vehemently denied the accusations against him.

“In all that time, not a word,” Kavanaugh said, according to Fox News. “…and after all these years, with all this time, and all these descriptions with no corroboration…I’m really just, you know, stunned. And outraged.”

Senior Rebecca Hackett said that the accusations should be treated with respect, but so should Kavanaugh.

“If he’s guilty, lock him up,” Hackett said, “but if his innocence is proven then he should be allowed to assume his post.”

A recent Fox News poll  after the allegations surfaced showed that 50 percent of registered voters were against Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and 40 percent supported his nomination. Kavanaugh clearly expressed his disapproval of America’s reaction to those allegations.

“It’s doing damage to this country,” Kavanaugh said, according to Fox News. “It’s doing damage to this process.”

Hackett acknowledged that the accusations were a bit hazy, but she believed that any information about the Supreme Court nominee should be taken seriously.

“I think that it’s definitely possible that the memories could’ve fade over time, especially because one of the accusers can’t tell what year it even happened in,” Hackett said. “But I do believe that all accusations should be handled in as professional a manner as if they happened yesterday. If he did commit these acts, then he’s hands-down trash.”