According to a HuffPo/YouGov survey of 1,000 adults conducted between September 17-18, a large percentage of Americans don’t believe that the allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, if true, should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court.
The survey first states: "If the allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh is true, do you think that..." It then provides four options from which to choose. Here’s the breakdown:
- Disqualifies him from serving on the Supreme Court: 39%
- Is relevant to his nomination to the Supreme Court, but does not disqualify him from serving: 18%
- Is not relevant to his nomination to the Supreme Court: 20%
- Not sure: 23%
74% of Democrats believe that if the alleged crime did occur, it would disqualify Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court, while only 29% of independents and 15% of Republicans agree.
According to accuser Christine Blasey Ford, the following is what occurred on the night she claims she was sexually assaulted:
Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom up a short stair well from the living room. They locked the door and played loud music precluding any successful attempt to yell for help.
Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with REDACTED, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. With Kavanaugh's hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s allegations, and has asked to testify "as soon as possible."