Someone Bought BrettKavanaugh.com...And It Wasn't Brett Kavanaugh

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Posted: Oct 10, 2018 1:10 PM
Someone Bought BrettKavanaugh.com...And It Wasn't Brett Kavanaugh

The confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh came to its conclusion on Saturday, and its result will shape the nation's highest court for decades. Though the intense confirmation battle is over, the political rhetoric surrounding the hearings, the final vote, and Brett Kavanaugh himself is only escalating. In the latest development in the Kavanaugh saga, someone has purchased BrettKavanaugh.com, but it wasn't the nation's newest Supreme Court Justice.

As reported by The Hill, a "nonpartisan advocacy group" called Fix The Court bought the domain name, and instead of directly attacking Justice Kavanaugh or showing his pictures and information about him, the group is using the website as a resource for sexual assault survivors.

On the site's homepage, one can see a black and white photograph of the Supreme Court overlayed with the words "We Believe Survivors."

The description below the photograph reads:

The start of Brett Kavanaugh’s tenure on the Supreme Court may look like a victory for one interest group or another. 

But, more importantly, it is putting a national focus on the issue of sexual assault – and how we as a country can and should do more to prevent it and to support those who have experienced it. 

This past month, thousands of survivors came forward to tell their stories. We applaud your bravery. We believe you.

Fix The Court lists three resources, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, End Rape on Campus, and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), that survivors can go to for help.

On its website, Fix The Court executive director Gabe Roth released a statement explaining how he bought the BrettKavanaugh.com URL years ago. He also revealed what he thinks about the allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Justice Kavanaugh's accuser, and Professor Anita Hill, the woman who accused current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual assault back in 1991:

Three years ago, I bought a handful of URLs that I thought might be useful in any forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles. Included were BrettKavanaugh.com, .org and .net.

Today I am redirecting those three to a landing page with resources for victims of sexual assault.

I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Prof. Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness.

Watching the White House ceremony last night and listening to the President again cast doubt on the veracity of Dr. Ford’s claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was difficult for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand.

Fix the Court stands with you. We believe you, and we support you. And if you seek additional resources, you can go to BrettKavanaugh.com.

While Roth says he believes Dr. Ford's accusation against Justice Kavanaugh, there are those who have questioned its veracity. Some people believe Dr. Ford's story in its entirety, that Justice Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in 1982, despite the lack of corroborative evidence and witnesses. Others believe Dr. Ford is a survivor of sexual assault, but explain that her attacker, based on the known facts, couldn't possibly have been Justice Kavanaugh. There are also those who believe Dr. Ford's allegation is a complete fabrication and was a political hit job from the beginning.

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Regardless of one's thoughts on Dr. Ford, believing an accusation without any evidence shouldn't derail a man's entire life.

Via Townhall's own Guy Benson concerning the sexual assault allegations:

Belief is not evidence. Because there's a lot of believing going on. And I think when it comes to determining whether a belief is actionable you need evidence. And that is where [Kavanaugh's accusers] had approximately none.

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[Dr. Ford] did not strike me as a liar on the stand, she didn't. But something that happened or didn't happen, or how it happened we don't know, 36 years ago, for that to rise to the level of derailing someone's pursuit of a high government position, there has to be meaningful evidence, and there wasn't.