According to an article from The Federalist Blasey Ford’s Father supported the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.
The Blasey family stayedÂ conspicuously silentÂ about the veracity of her allegations. A public letter of support for Ford that began â€œAs members of Christine Blasey Fordâ€™s family .â€‰.â€‰.â€ wasnâ€™t signed by a single blood relative. Reached for comment by theÂ Washington Post, her father simply said, â€œI think all of the Blasey family would support her. I think her record stands for itself. Her schooling, her jobs and so on,â€ before hanging up.
Privately, however, it appears the Blasey family had significant doubts about what Ford was trying to accomplish by coming forward and making unsubstantiated allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Within days of Kavanaughâ€™s confirmation to the Supreme Court, a fascinating encounter took place. Brett Kavanaughâ€™s father was approached by Fordâ€™s father at the golf club where they are both members.
Ralph Blasey, Fordâ€™s father, went out of his way to offer to Ed Kavanaugh his support of Brett Kavanaughâ€™s confirmation to the Supreme Court, according to multiple people familiar with the conversation that took place atÂ Burning Tree ClubÂ in Bethesda, Maryland. â€œIâ€™m glad Brett was confirmed,â€ Ralph Blasey told Ed Kavanaugh, shaking his hand. Blasey added that the ordeal had been tough for both families.
The encounter immediately caused a stir at the close-knit private golf club as staff and members shared the news. The conversation between the two men echoed a letter that Blasey had previously sent to the elder Kavanaugh. Neither man returned requests for comment about the exchanges.
Blasey never explicitly addressed the credibility of his daughterâ€™s allegations, but he presumably wouldnâ€™t have supported the nomination of a man he believed tried to rape his daughter.
It wasnâ€™t just Fordâ€™s father. The national drama played out on a decidedly local scale as the D.C.-based family and friends of Fordâ€™s quietly apologized to friends and family of Kavanaugh, even as the toxic political environment made it punitive for them to speak up publicly.
One friend who was subjected to both public scrutiny and private pressure because she cast doubt on Fordâ€™s story wasÂ Leland Keyser, one of Fordâ€™s closest friends at the time of the alleged attack. Keyser wanted to support her but nevertheless had no recollection of the event.
Keyserâ€™s son noted on a GoFundMe page for his mother that she put â€œeverything in her life at riskâ€ in order to tell the truth about Fordâ€™s allegations. Son Alex Beckel wrote that his mom â€œresisted immense personal pressure and courageously came forward with the truth,â€ adding that she â€œstood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain.â€
This is why the Mainstream Press is such a complete failure. How did the Washington Post not pick this up? How did the New York Times not pick this up? This proves that Blassey Ford did not tell her family about this while she was younger and that the local community didn’t buy it either.
This also proves that we do indeed need an investigation into Blassey Ford and her lawyer. In early September her lawyer hinted that the claims were actually politically motivated.
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