Opinion: Kavanaugh Appointment Too Hasty

Posted on November 14, 2018 by

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Allegations of sexual assault, no matter the degree, whether or not it was reported right away, or how many years have gone by since the incident, should still be considered relevant.

Just because a crime was not reported right after the occurrence does not mean it did not happen.

“I don’t think the FBI were given the time or scope to do a credible investigation on Kavanaugh. An investigation takes as long as it needs to and the investigators should be able to talk to everyone they need. The FBI wasn’t given this ability because Congress was set on confirming him as soon as possible,” an anonymous source said.

According to Vox.com, Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual allegations, claimed that Kavanaugh and his friends used alcohol and drugs to make women lose their self-consciousness so they could be assaulted.

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her, covering her mouth to silence her protests, and trying to undress her while his friend, Mark Judge, stood by at a high school party in 1982.

“Should someone be held accountable for things they did in high school? It’s very debatable. I was torn about the situation, but I didn’t like [Kavanaugh’s] attitude. I’m more concerned with his legal track record as a judge than his behavior in high school. If the crime is not criminal, however, I do believe the new research on sexual assault should not have a limitation, no matter what,” Social Studies teacher Paul Kochanasz said.