Professor testifies against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, DC — “I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified.”

Victims of sexual assault, abuse or violence have uttered similar statements whether in public or quietly, privately.

According to an April 2018 report released by Asian Pacific Institute on gender-based violence, 23 percent of Asian and Pacific Islander women surveyed in the United States, experienced some form of contact sexual violence.

Advocates have said the number of victims could be higher.

“I do think that it has an impact if we’re looking at race, class, gender has, race being Filipina, or Filipino who potentially does not have documentation, there’s a fear associated with reporting going to an agency like the police,” said Olivia Canlas.

Christine Blasey Ford’s decision to appear before a Senate hearing to determine if Brett Kavanaugh is fit to be the next United States Supreme Court judge has been compared to a David vs. Goliath battle.

These women rallied before the hearing to show their support for Ford, a university professor, who has accused Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her in high school.

Nearby near the Dirksen building where the Senate hearing was taking place, Kavanaugh’s supporters held their own rally and prayer. Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s accusations.

The National Asian Pacific American women’s forum is holding protest actions against Kavanaugh across the country all week.

“Our organization has concerns for that and I have concerns for that as a woman, but even if those allegations don’t exist, we have looked at his history of the ways that he has dissented around particular cases that he has shown that he is anti-immigrant,” said Kristina Tendilla.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation would ensure conservative control of the Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, two other women have come forward and accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct back in the 1980’s.

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  • Mario
    28 September 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Election has consequences, Trump won,the Dems search and destroy strategy is to DELAY the confirmation after the Mid-Term election. Hoping that the Dems will win and control the House and the Senate, the SC will be USELESS and remain 4-4, until 2020 Presidential election. I don’t blame the Democrat this is their LAST CARD. SC Justice position is MORE
    POWERFUL than the POTUS. Trump term if elected end in 8 yrs. SC Justices is lifetime. If Kavanaugh will be confirmed, SC will be 5-4 conservative majority for the next 40 years. Justice Gorsuch 50, and Kavanaugh is 53, and they will retire at 90 yrs old. Thinking that HClinton will win, Obama left 144 lifetime VACANCY on the Lower Court, Trump now appointed
    young Judges, ages from 40-50 yrs old ONLY. By 2020,the 627 lifetime JUDGES from the lower Court, will be Conservative Majority. After Kavanaugh, possible another 1-2 SC Justices to retire. Thinking that Hillary will win, Sen Harry Reid change the 67 years old voting on SC nominee from 60 to 51 votes. Reid formula was “NO more GOP Prez for the next 100 years” is over. I could be “NO DEMS Prez for the next 100 yrs”, as long as the GOP knows how to play politics.