VIDEO=> Women Support Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Criticize Accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
A video report on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 aired Thursday night has stunned and outraged liberal activists because it shows a group of women Republican voters supporting Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh while criticizing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who has accused Kavanaugh of an uncorroborated sexual assault at a drunken high school pool party decades ago. The interview with five young to middle aged Florida GOP women was conducted by CNN reporter Randi Kaye.
Kaye asked for a show of hands on whether they believe Kavanaugh when he says Ford’s accusations didn’t happen. All five raised their hands.
The video was reported by the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra who also posted a video clip to Twitter
CNN asks 5 women if they believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh's denial that he ever engaged in any kind of sexual misconduct with Christine Blasey Ford.
All 5 women say they believe him and they have no problem with him being on the Supreme Court.pic.twitter.com/mVKs0PoIgX
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 21, 2018
CNN posted a video of the show to YouTube, however there appears to be audio issues in the background.
Our Randi Kaye spoke with a group of Republican women in Florida.
RANDI KAYE, CNN CORRESPONDENT (on-camera): A show of hands. How many of you believe Judge Kavanaugh when he says this didn’t happen?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I believe him.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I believe him too.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I do believe him.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I believe him.
LOURDES CASTILLO DE LA PENA, REPUBLICAN VOTER: How can we believe the word of a woman from something that happened 36 years ago? This guy has an impeccable reputation. Nobody, nobody that has spoken ill will about him. Everyone that speaks about him. This guy’s an altar boy, you know, a scout. You know, because one woman made an allegation, sorry, I don’t buy it.
IRINA VILLARINO, REPUBLICAN VOTER: But in the grand scheme of things, my goodness, you — there was no intercourse. There was maybe a touch. Can we — really? 36 years later? She’s still stuck on that? Had it happened?
GINA SOSA, REPUBLICAN VOTER: I mean, we’re talking about a 15-year- old girl, which I respect. You know, I’m a woman. I respect. But we’re talking about a 17-year-old boy in high school with testosterone running high. Tell me what boy hasn’t done this in high school. Please, I would like to know.[20:45:07] KAYE (on-camera): Why would she come forward if this wasn’t true? Because it has basically destroyed her family. She’s had to move, she’s gone undercover. She’s gotten death threats. So if she’s lying, why come forward?
VILLARINO: She’s also destroying his life, his wife’s lives, his children’s lives, his law career. I mean, why didn’t she come out sooner if she’s telling the truth?
ANGIE VAZQUEZ, REPUBLICAN VOTER: Why didn’t she come out when he was going into the Bush White House? When didn’t she come out — he’s been a federal judge for over a decade.
KAYE (on-camera): Why not have a thorough investigation instead of just the two of them he said/she said?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It doesn’t matter. It does not matter what everyone else has to say.
KAYE (on-camera): This is what happened, though, with Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. The FBI investigated. It took three days. Done. Why not now?
DE LA PENA: This is not the same. This is a high school kid. I mean there’s no Anita Hill story.
KAYE (on-camera): Does something that allegedly happened some 30-plus years ago matter today?
DE LA PENA: You can’t judge the character of a man based on what he did at 17.
VAZQUEZ: And I would hate to think that 30, 40 years later somebody’s going to destroy your life because someone at some party you — it’s not right. But maybe you touched somebody the way you’re not supposed to —
SOSA: And who brought the alcohol for these kids?
KAYE (on-camera): And as women, though, do you have some sympathy for her for what she’s going through?
DE LA PENA: No, I have no sympathy. And perhaps maybe she at that moment she liked him and maybe he didn’t pay attention to her afterwards and he went out with another girl and she got bitter or whatever the situation is. They’re kids.
KAYE (on-camera): It if it is true, would it be OK with you if he became a justice on the Supreme Court?
DE LA PENA: As long as that’s an isolated incident, yes.
SOSA: He was 17. He was not even an adult. And we all make mistakes at 17. I believe in a second chance.
VILLARINO: I’d be more than OK with him being Supreme Court judge.
DE LA PENA: If the person made a mistake and they move on and they have been a good human being, you know, who are we to judge?
(END VIDEOTAPE) End excerpt.
Reaction by liberals on Twitter was, well, read on:
Is this your idea of journalism?
Seriously, @andersoncooper, how can you stand by that segment airing on your show?
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) September 21, 2018
I saw the most disturbing clip from Anderson Cooper. Another CNN anchor, a woman, interviewed like four conservative women about this issue and I wanted to vomit. I’ll have to send you a link.
— #1 Medicine Stan (@nvanmeter) September 21, 2018
I was horrified and ashamed that most of these women seem to be Hispanics women! I couldn’t believe it.
— Dr. Josie Diaz (@DRDIAZDHSc) September 21, 2018
Wow! Even after seeing it with my own eyes, I CANNOT believe you, Anderson Cooper, and your staff, and everyone @CNN, thought that Republican Women segment you just aired was anything other than the dumpster fire of victim blaming and rape apologia it was. #shame #AC360 pic.twitter.com/lBbqyKRmFB
— Princess Consuela BananaHammock (@JanaeWait4ItDee) September 21, 2018