A Democrat congresswoman says she will nominate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – the woman who accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago – for a prestigious award.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced on Twitter Monday evening that she would be nominating Ford (whose allegations were never proven or even corroborated) for the prestigious Profiles in Courage Award, which is given out by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
“Nominating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – a true American (s)hero who sacrificed so much to do what was right for our country and for the pursuit of truth of justice – for this year’s Profiles in Courage Award @JFKLibrary. She is an inspiration to us all,” Speier tweeted.
Ford is famous for accusing a Supreme Court justice nominee – one the Left feared because he could tip the scales toward overturning Roe v. Wade – of sexual assault. She could provide no concrete details about where or when the alleged attack occurred (her story about when it happened changed from the early 80s to the mid 80s to 1982), and the people she named as witnesses couldn’t remember any such party. One woman Ford named as one of her best friends couldn’t even remember ever meeting Kavanaugh.
Ford claimed she left the party after the alleged attack, which involved Kavanaugh allegedly pushing her into a room onto a bed, and then groping her and trying to remove her clothes, yet no one has ever come forward to say they remember driving her home while she was upset. Though she was a teenager when the alleged attack happened, not even her parents came forward to support her account.
But it doesn’t matter whether she was credible or not. For Democrats, she tainted a right-leaning Supreme Court Justice, and that’s all that matters.
The Profiles in Courage award is meant to recognize “a public official (or officials) at the federal, state, or local level whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit of Profiles in Courage, President Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, which recounts the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers by embracing unpopular positions for the greater good,” according to the Kennedy Library website.
Ford may qualify as a public official since she is a professor at Palo Alto University in California.
The award has been given to 51 recipients, including past presidents Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush, and Gerald Ford.
Ford said she received death threats after she was forced to come forward (she had originally wished to remain anonymous but Democrats mishandled her accusation, leading to her coming forward) and also received more than $700,000 through a GoFundMe account.
Speier nominated Ford in part for her “pursuit of truth of justice.” Maybe Ford believes her truth, but the media’s handling of the entire allegation was anything but a “pursuit of truth of justice,” as they rushed to report anything that may have made Kavanaugh look bad and ignored information that may have exonerated him.
It’s obviously unclear whether Ford will get the award, but considering that the recipients typically promote progressive policies, she may end up winning.