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GOP Senate Candidate Dismisses Kavanaugh Allegation and Implies that Attempted Rape Isn't a Crime

September 21, 2018 in Blogs

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

Rep. Kevin Cramer seemed to argue that even if the allegations against Kavanaugh are true, it is no big deal because his assault didn't actually succeed.


On Friday, amid the unfolding disaster that is Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's sexual assault accusation by California professor Christine Blasey Ford, one GOP Senate candidate decided to weigh in decisively against the accuser.

According to a report from CNN's Andrew Kaczynski, Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is challenging Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, remarked on a conservative talk radio show that Dr. Ford's allegations are “even more absurd” than Anita Hill's 1991 allegations against Clarence Thomas — in part, Cramer argued, because she is not even alleging that Kavanaugh actually succeeded in violating her:

“If to the degree there was any legitimacy to Anita Hill's claims, and she tried and didn't prevail — Clarence Thomas did and America did — this case is even more absurd because these people were teenagers when this supposed alleged incident took place,” Cramer said on the Jarrod Thomas Show on 1310 KNOX, a local North Dakota radio station. “Teenagers. Not a boss-supervisor-subordinate situation, as the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill situation was claimed to be. These are teenagers who evidently were drunk, according to her own statement. They were drunk. Nothing evidently happened in it all, even by her own accusation. Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere.”

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