A recent interview conducted by CNN on the controversy around the United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh probably did not go as well as they would have liked. The network, which spends most of their coverage criticizing President Trump and his administration, interviewed five Republican women and asked them what their thoughts were concerning the allegation of sexual assault which dates back 36 years ago.
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegation and CNN reporter Radni Kaye started the interview by asking how many of the women believed Kavanaugh’s denial of the incident.
As the Federalist reports, all five women sided with Kavanaugh.
“I believe him,” “I do,” “I believe him too,” “I believe him,” the women said in unison.
Each of the women raised their hands in affirmation of Kavanaugh and took turns explaining their reasoning.
“How can we believe the word of a woman—of something that happened 36 years ago—when this guy has an impeccable reputation,” one woman, Lourdes Castillo de la Peña, said. “There is nobody, nobody has spoken ill-will about him. Everyone who speaks about him [says good things]. This guy was an altar boy, ya know, a scout. Because one woman made an allegation, I’m sorry, but I don’t buy it.”
“Why would she come forward if this wasn’t true?” Kaye asked. “Because this has basically destroyed her family. She’s had to move; she’s gone undercover; she’s gotten death threats. So if she’s lying, why come forward?”
“She’s also destroying his life, his wife’s life, his children’s lives, his career,” Irina Vilarino responded. “Why didn’t she come out sooner if she’s telling the truth?”
“Why didn’t she come out when he was going into the Bush White House?” another guest named Angie Vasquez said. “He’s been a federal judge for over a decade!”
The host tried to pull the reigns on the interview and suggested a main talking point of Democrats for an independent investigation.
“Why not have a thorough investigation instead of just the two of them ‘he said, she said?” Kaye asked.
“Because it doesn’t matter! It doesn’t matter what everybody else has to say,” a third woman replied.
“As women though, do you have some sympathy for her for what she’s going through?” the reporter asked.
The women said they respected Ford for coming forward, but that they did not empathize with her.
The CNN reporter then asked “If it [the allegation] is true, would it be ok with you if he became a justice on the Supreme Court?”
“As long as it is an isolated incident, yes,” Castillo de la Peña responded.
“He was 17, he was not even an adult. We all made mistakes at 17. I believe in a second chance,” responded another.
“I’d be more than ok with him being a Supreme Court judge,” a woman said while nodding in approval.
Check it out:
CNN asks 5 women if they believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s denial that he ever engaged in any kind of sexual misconduct with Christine Blasey Ford.
All 5 women say they believe him and they have no problem with him being on the Supreme Court.pic.twitter.com/mVKs0PoIgX
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) September 21, 2018