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PoliticsJudicial nominee Neomi Rao regrets college writings in letter to lawmakers

03:30  12 february  2019
03:30  12 february  2019 Source:   politico.com

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Judicial nominee Neomi Rao regrets college writings in letter to lawmakers© M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO “I particularly regret the insensitivity demonstrated in my remarks on rape and sexual assault,” wrote Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, expressed regret on Monday about her college writings on sexual assault.

Rao, who would replace Brett Kavanaugh on the nation’s second most powerful court, came under fire during her confirmation hearing last week over op-eds she wrote as an undergraduate at Yale. In an article on date rape, Rao wrote that if a woman “drinks to the point where she can no longer choose, well, getting to that point was part of her choice.”

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Neomi Rao , a former law professor and law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas that President Trump wants to put on the second most powerful court in the country, said on Tuesday that she regrets writing that, when a woman says that she does not want to have sex, she might not actually mean it.

In a letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and its ranking member, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Rao wrote that she had failed to recognize at the time how her remarks could be viewed as offensive, and she described herself as a “sheltered” college student.

“I particularly regret the insensitivity demonstrated in my remarks on rape and sexual assault,” she wrote. “While responding to events and debates on campus, I failed to recognize the hurt that my words would cause a survivor of such crimes. I recognize now the arguments I made might discourage a victim from coming forward or from seeking help.”

Rao, head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, which reviews executive branch regulations, also touted her parents’ history working with organizations that combat domestic abuse. In her letter, Rao wrote that her late mother had been on the board of First Step, a woman’s center in Michigan that seeks to combat domestic and sexual violence. She added that her father “continued this work” on the board of Mai Family Services, which focuses on preventing domestic abuse in the South Asian community.

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“As a society we should create an environment where survivors feel empowered and comfortable coming forward,” Rao wrote. “I am sorry for anything in my college writings to the contrary.”

During her confirmation hearing, Rao came under particular scrutiny from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), one of two Republican women on the Judiciary Committee and the only woman in Republican leadership. Ernst told Bloomberg News last month that she was raped in college.

Although Rao emphasized at her hearing that she had matured since college, Monday’s letter offered a more forceful apology.

“If I were to address these issues now,” she wrote, “I would have more empathy and perspective.”

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