Gillibrand: ‘How Dare’ Republicans ‘Not Even Afford the Basic Courtesies’ to Dr. Ford

Thursday at a Capitol Hill press conference, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Republicans were not giving “basic courtesies” to Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Gillibrand said. “I believe Dr. Blasey Ford because she is telling the truth and you know it by her story, by the fact she told her therapist from five years ago. It was documented at the time. We have the therapist’s notes. She told her husband. This is a trauma she has been dealing with her whole life. She doesn’t want to be in a bedroom that doesn’t have two doors. People knew that about her a long time ago. They told a friend a year ago before Kavanaugh was ever named. These are the hallmarks of truth. These are the hallmarks of someone who has to be believed.” She continued, “She fears if this person is confirmed he will do terrible things for American women. She is concerned he doesn’t have the character, the integrity, the honesty to be a Supreme Court justice. I believe her because she’s telling the truth. She’s asking the FBI to investigate her claims. She’s asking for that kind of review,