Dr. Blasey Ford Urges Americans to Believe Anti-Trump Impeachment Witness Yovanovitch
Kavanaugh accuser expresses support for impeachment
Justice Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has urged Americans to support impeachment witness and former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, whose testimony criticized President Donald Trump in last week's impeachment hearings.
Dr. Blasey Ford came out in support of Amb. Yovanovitch while she accepted the Rodger Baldwin 'Courage Award' from the American Civil Liberties Union.
Ford was honored with the award at the ACLU of Southern California’s Bill of Rights dinner on Sunday.
After speaking about her experience in the media spotlight following the testimony in the hearings of Judge Kavanaugh in 2018, Blasey Ford told her audience, "It's not just survivors that we have to stand up for. It's all of those who come forward to support our country."
Ford singled out the diplomat, saying:
"Ambassador Yovanovitch — all of the men and women who bravely come forward — they come forward, to tell the truth, and to help our country."
"They might also be vilified, and they need to hear our voices of support, also," Ford added.
But Ford failed to elaborate on Amb. Yovanovitch's testimony to the House, but nonetheless, her comments were met with applause and cheering from the progressive crowd.
Yovanovitch's testimony to Congress was described as "a top-to-bottom rebuke of the president, his associates, and his foreign policy," Politico reported.
Yovanovitch, who was being questioned by Republican counsel, testified in response to Stephen Castor's questions before the House Intelligence Committee’s second public hearing in the impeachment inquiry.
Hunter Biden, the then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, was highly compensated for being on the board position of the energy company in 2014 while his father oversaw U.S.-Ukraine relations.
In her testimony, Yovanovitch said:
"We — I was aware of it because, as I told you before, in the deposition, there had been a — in terms of the preparation for my Senate confirmation hearings for Ukraine, there was a question about that and a select answer."
"So, I was aware of it, yes."