Kavanaugh would be a disgrace to the Court

Treatment of victim unacceptable

Amaia Barajas

Ever since President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy, he has been under scrutiny.

The concerns multiplied when Christine Blasey Ford came forward with her allegation.

Representatives, such as Lindsey Graham, have vehemently defended Kavanaugh and said that it is not fair to judge or “destroy” Kavanaugh’s life and career for something he did in high school, according to The Washington Post.

Since an assault can affect a victim’s life well into adulthood, the perpetrator should be held accountable.

Someone like Kavanaugh who has denied all of his allegations and won’t own up to his past actions should not be confirmed.

It took incredible courage for Ford to come forward against a SCOTUS nominee, even during the era of the #MeToo movement. The fact that the elected officials of the United States can be so cruel to a victim of sexual assault is disgusting.

Some Kavanaugh supporters try to make the alleged assault seem like it was Ford’s fault, questioning her sobriety or if she could even remember the events because it was so long ago. I personally believe Ford no matter her sobriety or how much time has past.