While it makes sense that the majority of women in this country support Christine Blasey Ford’s decision to finally come forward after decades of silence about the alleged attacked perpetrated on her by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, not all women feel this way.
In fact, a panel of five Florida Republican women on CNN this weekend actually tried to normalize the behavior within Fords’ allegations against Kavanaugh. The women, all of whom supported the nominee, seemed to feel at ease attacking Dr. Ford, and did so in a brutal fashion.
“I mean, we’re talking about a 15-year-old girl, which I respect. I’m a woman. I respect. But we’re talking about a 17-year-old boy in high school with testosterone running high. Tell me, what boy hasn’t done this in high school?” one of the women, Gina Sosa asked.
“But in the grand scheme of things, my goodness, there was no intercourse. There was maybe a touch. Really? Thirty-six years later she’s still stuck on that, had it happened?” Irina Villarino stated.
While Sosa and Villarino tried to normalize the behavior behind the allegations, other women on the panel tried to call into question Ford’s honesty and integrity.
“How can we believe the word of a woman of something that happened 36 years ago. This guy has an impeccable reputation. There is nobody that has spoken ill will about him,” said Lourdes Castillo de la Peña.
The entire clip from this somewhat surprising exchange can be seen below: