Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council


Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto University college professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school, will reportedly be publicly honored by the Palo Alto City Council later this month. 

The Palo Alto Daily Post reported Friday Mayor Liz Kniss is planning to honor the college professor for testifying against Kavanaugh.

Kniss told the paper she plans to publicly honor Ford at a City Council meeting on Oct. 29, but added she has reservations about if the college professor will show up to accept the proclamation. 

{mosads}The mayor said she has yet to contact Ford about the honor because “nobody seems to know where (Ford) is.”

“I have no idea how to reach her whatsoever,” Kniss said. “If anybody hears anything about her or anything like that, actually, we’d like to know.”

“Almost everything begins to really infringe, and I don’t even know if at this point she wants to be reminded of this whole thing,” Kniss continued. “In that same situation, probably anyone might just say, ‘That’s enough.’” 

Amid the outpour of support for Ford following her gripping testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year over her allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh, Kniss reportedly came forward publicly with her own experiences of sexual assault in the 1960s.

During Ford’s testimony, the college professor struggled to retain her composure after saying that she thought Kavanaugh might accidentally kill her when he allegedly put his hand over her mouth at the time and pinned down her to a bed while groping her.

Kavanaugh has denied allegations brought against him by Ford and other accusers and heard his first cases as Supreme Court Justice earlier this month.

“She can never be anonymous again. If she goes back to teaching, then probably people will sign up for her class because they’re curious,” Kniss told the paper.

“She must wake up every morning thinking, ‘What good did it do?’ He’s been sworn in, and he’s a (Supreme Court) justice for life,” the mayor continued.

The Palo Alto mayor said she had her doubts about the thoroughness of the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct brought against the judge, while also sharing her own criticism about President Trump.

“We have a despot as our president, which is really something, and he doesn’t seem to care about much except for his own agenda,” Kniss said. “They probably opened the file, said ‘OK, we’ve opened the file. Good enough.’”

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