Christine Blasey Ford Lawyer Admits Kavanaugh Testimony Was Politically Motivated
Attorney Debra Katz caught on video admitting client's true motivation to testify - WATCH
One of Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys, Debra Katz, has been caught on video admitting that her client's testimony, against Justice Brett Kavanaugh last year, was politically motivated.
Speaking before an audience at the University of Baltimore's Feminist Legal Theory Conference in April, Katz boasted that her client was motivated to testify against then-SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh, with allegations of decades-old sexual assault, to put "an asterisk" next to the future Supreme Court justice's name.
According to Katz, Blasey Ford, whose social media accounts were notably scrubbed before she gave her testimony, was concerned about Kavanaugh's pro-life stance and how it might impact abortion laws, particularly Roe v. Wade.
"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," the Katz said at the event, where she filmed giving a keynote speech, according to Newsweek.
"We were going to have a conservative [justice] ...
"Elections have consequences, but 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."
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According to the Daily Wire, in a letter penned to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) last year, Blasey Ford claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the early 1980s, though she said she was unable to specify exactly where or when the alleged incident took place.
The dubious claim was uncorroborated, the alleged witnesses she named denying any knowledge of the party or outright refuting the accusation, and the Senate Judiciary Committee ultimately found that there was "no evidence to substantiate any of the claims."
"In neither the committee's investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations," the Committee wrote.
Reporter Ryan Lovelace, the author of "Search and Destroy: Inside the Campaign against Brett Kavanaugh" and the first to cover the circulating video, told "Fox & Friends" that Katz's admission flies in the face of what the lawyer and Blasey Ford told the American people at the time of the testimony.
"For me, it raised two big things," said Lovelace.
"The first is it contradicts much of what Debra Katz said at the time as Christine Blasey Ford's lawyer, that Christine Blasey Ford was ambivalent about all of this … and it contradicts… that Christine Blasey Ford was saying this was all about her 'civic duty.'"
"My motivation in coming forward was to be helpful and to provide facts about how Mr. Kavanaugh's actions have damaged my life and so you can take into serious consideration as you make your decision," Blasey Ford said at the hearing.
She also called her testimony her "civic duty" in GoFundMe messages to monetary supporters.
Lovelace said his biggest question after listening to Katz is, if Blasey Ford was "working with all those organized forced that Debra Katz mentioned that had been trying to cancel Kavanaugh's nomination from the very bringing and really even before he got picked?"
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in early October.