Well, it took nearly a year for this to come out, but you know what they say about secrets. Eventually, they all come spilling out into the open. Especially when they’re this juicy. In a revelation that may wind up coming back to bite attorney Debra Katz in the butt, the lawyer said in a speech this year that her client, Christine Blasey Ford, was partially motivated to come forward against Brett Kavanaugh because of her strong feelings about Roe v. Wade. This astounding admission not only puts Katz in a position where she may be accused of violating attorney/client privilege but, more importantly, proves many of Blasey Ford’s critics right at long last.
Though Katz remarks only came to light this week, they were actually made in a speech earlier this year before the University of Baltimore’s 11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference. The theme of the event – “Applied Feminism and #MeToo” – inspired Katz to finally come clean about what motivated Ford to dredge up allegations against Kavanaugh that she’d held silent about for almost forty years.
“In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court,” Katz said. “He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important. It is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”
There never was an “asterisk” next to Kavanaugh’s name, of course, and there never will be. Unless, of course, that asterisk references a footnote which says: “The second major conservative nominee to the Supreme Court that Democrats tried to destroy using a combination of unsubstantiated testimony and claims of misogyny.” And that’s a strike in Kavanaugh’s favor, not in his debit.
As for what “motivated Christine,” we have only Katz’s word for it, and the fact that she said this at all casts pretty serious questions about her underlying ethics. Still, it rings true, to be honest. This is a woman – Dr. Ford – who sat on these supposedly bombshell allegations for most of her life, only to suddenly recall them when Kavanaugh was in the national spotlight. That always seemed fishy. Fishier still was her story, which was backed up by exactly no one who was there at the time. Indeed, we don’t even know what “time” it was, because Ford herself couldn’t pin it down to a year, much less a specific party.
The whole thing smacked of a woman who was either hellbent on being a major part of the #Resistance or someone who’d been dragged into it by activist lawyers like the despicable Ms. Katz. And now, thanks to Katz herself, we know for certain that it was some mixture of the two. Absolutely disgusting.