Warren: 'Kavanaugh was allowed to be angry. Dr. Ford wasn’t'

Warren: 'Kavanaugh was allowed to be angry. Dr. Ford wasn’t'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenKamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year Mnuchin to put 5B in COVID-19 relief funds beyond successor's reach No, the government cannot seize, break or 'bypass' pharmaceutical patents — even for COVID-19 MORE (D-Mass.) on Sunday ripped into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying he "was allowed to be angry," while his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, wasn't. 


"Brett Kavanaugh was allowed to be angry. Dr. Ford wasn’t," Warren tweeted along with a video of her speaking before a crowd with the same message. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the summer of 1982.

Kavanaugh unequivocally denied the charge and provided his calendars from the period, which don't show the party in question.

The three other people Ford has named as fellow party attendees either have denied ever going to the party she described or say they don't remember it.

"Women grow up hearing that being angry makes us unattractive," Warren said in her tweet Sunday.

"Well, today, I’m angry – and I own it," Warren wrote. "I plan to use that anger to take back the House, take back the Senate, & put Democrats in charge."

Kavanaugh and Ford each testified at Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Thursday. 

Kavanaugh was emotional in his testimony, choking up repeatedly as he spoke about his wife and daughters as well as heatedly firing back at some Democratic senators.

"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger at President Trump and the 2016 election," Kavanaugh said in his opening statements. "I've never sexually assaulted anyone. Not in college, not in high school, not ever."

Critics have said Kavanaugh's behavior was not indicative of the appropriate temperament for a Supreme Court justice, while his defenders have said he acted as anyone would if they were accused of sexual assault.

Two other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Deborah Ramirez alleged in a New Yorker report two weeks ago that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party in college, a claim the paper could find no other eyewitness to corroborate.

Julie Swetnick also accused Kavanaugh of drugging girls in high school for a gang rape scheme and being present when Swetnick was gang raped.

The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that it could find no one to corroborate Swetnick's allegations, after interviewing dozens of her former classmates and colleagues. 

The FBI is currently conducting a weeklong investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, all three of which he has passionately denied. 

Warren said in the video she posted Sunday that Kavanaugh's passion is indicative of his entitlement. 

"Here is Brett Kavanaugh who acted a lot like he thought he was entitled to this seat and angry that someone would wanna ask hard questions," Warren said.

"This is about power," she said. "This is about who's got it and who doesn't plan to let go of it. So I'll tell you this — today, I am angry and I own it. I plan to use that anger to take back the House, to take back the Senate, to put Democrats in charge."