Kamala Harris pens Blasey Ford 'Time 100' profile: Her story 'shook Washington'

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisFive former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Harris: Integrity of US justice system 'took a real blow' with Barr's actions Sanders announces first endorsements in South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.) penned the profile for Christine Blasey Ford in Time’s annual "100 Most Influential People" list, writing that Ford "shook Washington and the country."

Harris also wrote that Ford, who last year accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault and testified publicly in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, "risked everything to send a warning in a moment of grave consequence."


"Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country. Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans. And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence," the California senator wrote.

"Christine Blasey Ford’s ambition wasn’t to become a household name or make it onto this list. She had a good life and a successful career—and risked everything to send a warning in a moment of grave consequence," Harris added.

Prior to Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Ford said he had sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school, an accusation Kavanaugh denied. 

Harris added in Ford's profile that she forced the U.S. "to reckon with an issue that has too often been ignored."

"At her core, she is a teacher. And through her courage, she forced the country to reckon with an issue that has too often been ignored and kept in the dark," Harris wrote.

The Time 100 list was released Wednesday and includes the most women in the list's history, with 48 women making this year's edition.