Shaheen Statement Following Testimony from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh

September 27, 2018

(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee:

“Dr. Ford’s testimony was detailed, moving and credible, and I believe her,” said Shaheen. “I was in awe of her bravery and strength today. I hope her testimony will be a watershed moment in our country for survivors of sexual assault. Women all across the country are making their voices heard and demanding change when it comes to the treatment of women and sexual assault survivors.”

Shaheen continued, “While I believe Dr. Ford, it’s in the best interest of the American people for these allegations to be fully investigated by the FBI. Without a thorough, independent investigation there will be a cloud over this process, and this nominee that will damage one of our country’s most vital institutions, the Supreme Court.  

“Lastly, the threats made to both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh and their families are a sad reflection of the lack of civility in our public debate and are deeply regrettable. We all must do better.”