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I have known men of great character from Georgetown Prep. My son is named after one, another is my daughter’s Godfather. I would trust those men with my life. 1/

@ChuckGrassley @SenFeinstein @JohnCornyn @SenWhitehouse @SenSasse @SenAmyKlobuchar @JeffFlake @SenKamalaHarris
A man either has character or he doesn’t. When one has character, power and wealth cannot diminish that. When one lacks character, power and wealth amplify the damage he leaves in his wake. 2/

@senorrinhatch @SenBooker @SenTedCruz @ChrisCoons @SenThomTillis @SenBlumenthal
I was sexually assaulted in the mid-80’s at the home of one of Kavanaugh’s schoolmates. The host of that party added his name to this letter to the Judiciary Committee attesting to Kavanaugh’s character. 3/


@LindseyGrahamSC @SenatorDurbin
This week has been a difficult one for women like me who are forced to relive the spectre of being assaulted by one young man as another watches the door. The pain is compounded by the crucification of Kavanaugh’s accuser in the media, the twittersphere and the U.S. Senate. 4/
Decades ago, when we were sexually assaulted, we didn’t report it. “Date rape” was barely entering the lexicon. We thought rape and assault were things that happened in parking garages or dark alleys. We didn’t know how to quantify these actions by men in our own peer groups. 5/
When we were assaulted, we blamed ourselves for drinking excessively or being in the wrong place or trusting the wrong person. We were humiliated and we saw no examples of recourse. We know better now. We want our sons and daughters to know better. 6/

@MikeCrapo @SenatorLeahy
Here’s the deal about character: if you are not rapey, you don’t sexually assault women. If you are, you might. Can you grow out of being rapey? I hope so. I’d like to believe in redemption. But I do think a rapey past should disqualify you from a seat on the Supreme Court. 7/
I have seen the signatures of my schoolmates saying Kavanaugh never treated them with disrespect. Perhaps they don’t realize that some men in their social circles did not treat the women on the periphery of those circles with the same reverence as the ones in the center. /8
I see myself in Dr. Blasey because of our shared experiences. I don’t know if Kavanaugh disrespected women in his youth. I do know that his documented values suggest he does not respect their agency now. I am clearly biased. 9/

I am biased. The Senate Judiciary Committee is also biased. That is why Blasey and Kavanaugh should be afforded a thorough, nonpartisan investigation, not a rushed political side-show. 10/

@SenMikeLee @maziehirono @SenatorCollins @SenJohnKennedy
To our elected representatives:
- rape is non-partisan
- sexual assault survivors are watching you
- our children are watching you.
Are you sure that rape is the hill you want to die on? 11/

To the man who assaulted me in the basement of that house decades ago:
I learned this week that there is no statute of limitations for felony sexual assault in Montgomery County, MD.

I sincerely hope your nights will be as sleepless as mine as I consider my next steps. /end
Today, he told us Holton Arms girls were on the periphery.

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