Ricki Seidman, a Democratic operative who helped impel Anita Hill to testify against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas over her allegations of sexual harassment, is now advising Christine Blasey Ford as she navigates a possible Senate testimony.
According to Politico, Seidman has been offering Blasey Ford personal advice on how to handle the barrage of attention and threats she’s received since publicly accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
“I believe her and I think she’s very courageous for coming this far,” Seidman told Politico.
Seidman, a senior member of TSD communications, has also worked as an investigator for Sen. Ted Kennedy and a communications director for then Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden. She also helped direct the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor, former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee.