Donald Trump Questions Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser Sparking #WhyIDidntReport

Elias Hubbard
September 23, 2018

Hundreds of survivors of sexual assault took to Twitter to tell powerful stories about why they didn't report the incidents in order to disprove Donald Trump's assumption about claims made against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump's tweet prompted hundreds of people to share exactly why they did not report their rapes and assaults.

Perhaps the President will listen before he tweets next time.

"I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents". Collins make a rare move to chastise the president, she "appeared to offer support for Ford, who has said Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her 36 years ago when they were both in high school".

Bruno, who has worked to train police officers on how to better respond to sexual assault reports, said victims tend to distrust law enforcement because relatively few criminal reports result in a positive outcome for them.

As Kavanaugh denied the allegations, Trump further asked, "The radical left lawyers want the Federal Bureau of Investigation to get involved NOW".

Several of the accounts shared Friday echo Judd's story. "I think it derailed me substantially for four or five years", she told the Post.

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But Democrats are furious that Trump has broken his silence about Ford. Roy Blunt (R-MO), John Thune (R-SD) and John Cornyn (R-TX) arrive to speak with reporters and announce the hearing between Kavanaugh and Ford on Monday.

"As a former United States Attorney and attorney general of my state... there's no way any prosecutor would put on a witness stand a crime victim without doing a full investigation", Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Judiciary Committee, said.

Thousands spontaneously began chanting Kavanaugh's name before Trump could mention it himself.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Friday morning, just an hour after Trump tweeted his attack on Ford, that the Kavanaugh confirmation would plow ahead.

"President Trump has nominated a stunningly successful individual".

"You've leaving all the shaming and gaslighting to me?"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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