Kavanaugh: Grace Students’ Take On The Case

In light of the recent controversy of the sexual allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, we asked students and faculty to share their opinions on the issue. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault on three separate occasions, spanning his years at Georgetown Prep and Yale University. Dr. Blasey Ford, a former high school peer of Kavanaugh, levied the first accusation against the judge, resulting in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing broadcasted on national television. The first accusation from Dr. Blasey Ford was given a hearing that was presented on live national television.

Many conservatives have rallied against Democrats, trying to push through the Senate’s vote in Kavanaugh’s favor. In fact, many Conservatives are calling the accusations a staged attack by the Democrats, with Kavanaugh claiming that “This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election… revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups… This is a circus” (Updates From the Riveting Testimonies of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, The New York Times). Trump wrote in a tweet, “Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. The Senate must vote!” Many Democrats, on the other hand, have praised Dr. Ford for her bravery, as Republicans are worried that they will lose control of the Senate if Kavanaugh is not elected. As Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct in high school, the case has been a particularly incendiary conversation topic amongst the high school students. Here’s what members of the Grace Church School’s community have to say:

“It was very clear that Kav handled the situation responsibly and I do believe he held like a graceful presence when he spoke. He didn’t speak out of rage he spoke out of a calm demeanor.”

James K. ‘20

 

“The fact that he attacked the people questioning him and lost his temper on live television when he’s the one being questioned, perfectly displayed his immaturity and disrespect for the whole process and everyone involved.”

Luke E. ‘20

 

“I will not be intimidated,’ is not what you say to people who want to know if they can trust you to have their best interests at heart.”

Mr. Root, Literature

 

“Victims have been speaking out about the assault for a long time, but because it is someone of importance in the Government, the issue is more publicized. Other assault victims deserve the same attention.”

Kayla D. ‘19

 

“While no one with such a high power in our Country should have such a negative connotation, his speech was eloquent and well versed and he was worth the nomination.”

Aramis F. ‘21

 

“Justice delayed is not justice denied. The long arm of the law will catch up with him. Just admit you did it and we will forgive you….”

Mr. Forbes, Security

 

A meme:

Ms. Albanese, Assistant to the College Office

 

 

“As a young woman, the fact that my future could be in the hands of a sexual predator is terrifying and disturbing.”

Misha N. ‘19

 

 

“It’s absurd that ordinary people who have been assaulted don’t get the same attention, but it is very good that it’s coming to light now after she has been living with it for most of her life and having to hide it.”

Elliot T. ‘19

 

“Kavanaugh is far more partisan than any justice should be, and I don’t agree with his political stance on controversial topics.”

David C. ‘19

 

“I believe that this should not be something that is taken lightly. This isn’t something that should be debated for fun as it is triggering for many people and disheartening for people who have been through similar events. I am disgusted by people who are turning this serious event into a sport for fun.”

Alec J. ‘19

 

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