Ana Maria Archila writes in USA Today (October 1, 2018) about her confrontation of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging him to vote against Brett Kavanaugh. She said she was following Christine Blasey Ford’s example of telling her story “to protect our country.” She writes, “I asked him how he could live with himself, as a father of daughters, knowing that Kavanaugh allegedly violated a young girl.”
And hence does Ana Maria fail in her mission.
Had she said that she shared her story to encourage all Senators, and the wider public, to be more sensitive to women who are victimized in this way, that would have been honorable, and she could have claimed some measure of success. She got a pulpit, a temporary spotlight, to get her message across, and it seems to have affected the Senator to the point that he asked for the additional FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh, which is now moving forward.
But that wasn’t where she stopped. It wasn’t just “for women” or “for victims.” It was against Kavanaugh.
And her approach violated the most basic premise of our justice system: innocent until proven guilty.
Notice her words quoted above. She says the Senator should not be able to live with himself if he votes for Judge Kavanaugh — but not because he committed sexual assault, but because he “allegedly” did so. And that word changes everything.
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