After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward and publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while the two were in high school, conservatives quickly questioned her credibility and claimed that it’s likely she fabricated her accusations, without any evidence backing up their suggestion that she must be lying.
Below are some of the wildest reactions:
“Any white male” can be accused of sexual assault
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter lamented on Fox News Tuesday night that the accusations against Kavanaugh could be hurled against anyone.
“This allegation could be made against anyone at any time, absolutely non-disprovable,” Coulter told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “As long as you are a presumed white male Republican, whether it’s the Duke lacrosse case, or oh that dastardly Haven Monahan in the Rolling Stone story about the frat boys gang raping the gal — the whole thing turned out to be a fake; there is no Haven Monahan — or now a lot of the statements about Brett Kavanaugh.”
“If you fit the narrative, you are guilty and there’s no coming back from that,” she added. “Any white male can be accused with an evidence-free accusation like this.”
Blasey Ford might be trying to “trick” Kavanaugh
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said on “The Five” Tuesday evening that it’s possible Blasey Ford is leaving the details about the party at which Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her intentionally vague.
“That’s the trick,” Gutfeld said during a discussion of Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh’s recollections of the party in question. “If you say, ‘You did this to me, I can’t tell you when or where because then if I do, you might be able to say, I wasn’t there and that wasn’t me’ — so you leave that intentionally vague. Right?”
The accuser is just a “loon”
Joseph DiGenova, a lawyer who came close to representing President Trump, said Tuesday night that Blasey Ford wants to delay her appearance before the Senate because she’s a “loon.”
“She really doesn’t want to testify, because when she does, she’s going to look like the loon that she is. She may very well believe everything she’s saying. That is one of the signs of lunacy, believing something that isn’t real,” DiGenova said. “This is nothing.”
JOE DIGENOVA on Dr. Ford: She doesn’t really want to testify because when she does she’s going to look like the loon she is. she may very well believe everything she’s saying and that is one of the signs of lunacy, believe something that isn't real. pic.twitter.com/pwzvYDyBtt
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) September 19, 2018
Conservative commentator Erick Erickson also claimed that Blasey Ford sought to delay her testimony before the Senate because she falsified the allegations.
The reason Professor Ford won’t testify under oath is because she knows Kavanaugh didn’t do it. And now she knows he can rebut the allegation.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 19, 2018