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USKavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford nominated for courage award by Rep. Jackie Speier

21:42  30 january  2019
21:42  30 january  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Rep . Jackie Speier is nominating Christine Blasey Ford "who sacrificed so much to do what was Rep . Jackie Speier , D-Calif., announced Monday that she is nominating Christine Blasey Ford , "a The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was established in 1989 to honor former President

Nominating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – a true American (s)hero who sacrificed so much to do what was right for our country and for the pursuit of Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier nominated Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford on Tuesday for the prestigious Profiles in Courage

The woman who came forward to accuse Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault during his confirmation hearings is being nominated for the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., announced Monday that she is nominating Christine Blasey Ford, "a true American (s)hero who sacrificed so much to do what was right for our country and for the pursuit of truth of justice."

"She is an inspiration to us all," Speier said of Ford.

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Rep . Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) announced she is nominating Christine Blasey Ford ― the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, for a distinguished honor usually reserved for public officials. Speier mentioned Ford ’s nomination for the John F. Kennedy Profile in

Speier announced her nomination of Ford for the award on Twitter Monday. " Nominating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford ― a true American (s)hero who sacrificed so much to do what was right for our country and for the pursuit of truth of justice ― for this year's Profiles in Courage Award ," Speier

Ford is a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, which lies just outside of California's 14th Congressional District, which Speier represents.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of holding her down and trying to undress her when they were at a party in high school. She originally shared her account with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and had wished to remain anonymous, but she came forward publicly after details of her accusation were published in The New Yorker in September. Kavanaugh, then still a nominee, denied the allegation and said he did not even attend the party she described.

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Rep . Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced Monday night that she would nominate Christine Blasey Ford , the California psychology professor best known for accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 36 years ago, for the “Profiles in Courage ” award . Speier tweeted that she would

"I am nominating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for this year’s Profile in Courage Award because there is no one more deserving of this honor and distinction. She is the face of women speaking truth to power in the fight for equality. She is the face of every sexual assault survivor who has had to defend herself

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Ford told her story in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27. Despite her allegations, which many Republicans said were weaponized for political purposes, Kavanaugh was confirmed in a close vote that essentially split along party lines.

Speier, an advocate for women's rights and a proponent of the #MeToo movement, believed Ford over Kavanaugh, whom she called on to withdraw his nomination.

The day before Kavanaugh was sworn in, Speier warned that his "tainted" confirmation process would "result in a tainted justice."

"Instead of pursuing truth, the Senate pursued political power," she said.

The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee eventually released a report that found "no evidence to substantiate any of the claims" of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was established in 1989 to honor former President John Kennedy. It is awarded annually to public officials "whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership." Past recipients include former Presidents Barack Obama, George H.W. Bush and Gerald Ford, as well as the public servants on 9/11 and the Northern Ireland peacemakers.

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