September 16, 2018

Hirono Statement on Christine Blasey Ford

“It took a lot of courage for Christine Blasey Ford to come forward to share her story of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh. Her story is very credible and I believe her.

“As I said during the hearing, this is why the #MeToo movement is so important, because often in these situations, there is an environment where people see nothing, hear nothing, and say nothing. That is what we have to change. 

“This development is yet another reason not to rush Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. The Committee should postpone this week’s vote.”