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Detore: Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination should be terminated

Daniela Detore

Skeletons in the closet.

Monsters under every bed.

Treason in The Cabinet.

Sexual Assault allegations pecking at the Branches.

Supreme Court.

In wake of Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh’s, run at the ninth seat among other Justices, graphic and disturbing sexual assault allegations have risen pinning Kavanaugh to a Preparatory School reputation of sexual misconduct and drugging girls to proceed in a “gang-bang train”.

Kavanaugh’s original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, pressed charges for Sexual Assault and Misconduct that dates back to the early ‘80’s while the two were both studying at Georgetown Prep. Ford, a Clinical Psychology Professor, was quoted by the Washington Post when asked to recall her encounter with Kavanaugh:

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Old habits seem to die hard for Kavanaugh.

Deborah Ramirez, a board member for domestic violence nonprofit, told the New Yorker that as students and classmates together at Yale University, Kavanaugh exposed his genitals near her face during a dormitory party without her consent.

Kavanaugh, appointed as a nominee to the highest governing court system by the 45th President of The United States of America, Donald Trump, hastily denies all allegations backing himself with said virginity.

Although neither Ford nor Ramirez outwardly says Kavanaugh raped them, he still falls under the jurisdiction of Sexual Assault.

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), which is one of the country’s largest anti-sexual-violence organizations, considers sexual assault to be sexual contact or behavior that takes place without the victim’s explicit consent.

The group lists multiple forms of sexual assault, including attempted rape, folding or unwanted sexual contact, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts and last but not limited to, rape.

As a man from such prestige as Yale and Georgetown Prep, Judge Kavanaugh should understand that Sexual Assault is much more than rape. Using his own virginity as security is juvenile, imperident and certainly not a defensive stance he should be taking when in the runnings to the Supreme Court.

Whether Kavanaugh is ever convicted of such crimes or proven innocent, it is paramount to emphasise that grounds for accusations of Sexual Assault go beyond rape.

On the eve of Kavanaugh’s high-profile hearing to address sexual misconduct allegations, a graphic affidavit signed by Julie Swetnick was released. Within the document, Swetnick pinned Kavanaugh, who she considered a “mean drunk”, to a group that would drug girls, inebriating them and in their incapacitated state would line up outside closed doors and await their turn to rape their victim.

Swetnick called the gruesome function a “gang-bang train”. She often saw Kavanaugh waiting in these lines.

She credits her knowledge of such sexual misconduct because she was once a victim in Kavanaugh’s presence.

Days, maybe weeks out, from being sworn in for a lifetime serving as a member of the Supreme Court, I am mortified at the unveiling of Kavanaugh’s abusive habits. Stained by skeletons in the closet, withdrawing as a nominee would be the least that he can do.

If the Supreme Court has any dignity, they would die before the day they see Kavanaugh sit in as their ninth member.

What resonates deeper than the monster that Kavanaugh is proving to be, is the lengths that our President is willing to take to protect an alleged abuser. Trump tweeted after Swetnick’s affidavit was released to the public that the Attorney Michael Avenatti, was simply “looking for attention” and called him a “total low-life”.  

Michael Avenatti is also the attorney for Stormy Daniels in the Trump Scandal where he allegedly had an affair with Daniels.

In a morbid merry-go-round of Hollywood styled sexual misconduct, I am everything but content with allowing positions of power to be filled with men who are use to abusing their power and enforcing their jurisdiction in a sexually manipulating manner.

I will not stand to see Kavanaugh and Trump conspire with one enough in their authority.

The government is rotten from the inside out. Removing Kavanaugh from Supreme Court before he ever gets there would be the first step in protecting future generations as well as saving this one.

Photo courtesy of AP News

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