Brett Kavanaugh’s life will never be the same after multiple accusers came forward with claims of violence, sexual assault, and even rape, to stop him from sitting on the bench of the highest court in the nation for the rest of his life. Republicans are calling it a witch hunt, wondering why these claims are so conveniently timed, when accusers admit their reasoning for finally coming forward is to stop the lifetime appointment of a possible monster to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Kavanaugh has been put through the ringer (the least he can do to “clear his name”) and while he has fought the FBI investigation every step of the way (like most guilty people do) he has testified to the fact that, even though he was a drinker in college, high school, and still loves beer to this day, he has never lost his memory after drinking.
Now, current college students at Harvard Law have stood up against the shamed judge returning to the university for his teaching gig this winter.
According to WaPo:
“More than 800 graduates have signed the letter in less than three days, but it’s not just the sheer number that carries weight, lecturer Jessica Lynn Corsi argued. “It’s the character and the work of the people that are signing on,” she said.”
“The letter to the school’s dean, John Manning, asked that Kavanaugh’s appointment as the Samuel Williston Lecturer on Law be rescinded and that he not be allowed to teach in the winter term, as had been planned.”
Corsi said in a statement, “people are coming together to say, ‘This isn’t the type of person we want teaching at Harvard Law.’” And apparently Brett Kavanaugh was listening loud and clear. Catherine Claypoole of the curriculum committee revealed late Monday night that Kavanaugh had withdrawn from his position:
“Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered.”
The letter students sent to the Dean reads:
“Now more than ever, HLS must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously. The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They seriously call into question his character and morality, and should disqualify him from any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS.”
Another graduate Mariel Goetz says that rescinding Kavanaugh’s invitation to teach is the right thing to do amid the multiple accusations against him, saying, “It’s perfectly appropriate, and the right thing to do, to rescind this.”
Harvard Law Dean John Manning wrote the following to students who are apparently very stressed over the accusations that bring focus to “questions about sexual assault, fair process, fitness and character for high office, the integrity of the political process, and more.”
“Still, I can provide you this assurance. When concerns and allegations arise about individuals in our teaching program, we take those concerns and allegations seriously, conduct necessary inquiries, complete our process, and then act.”
WaPo continues: “The Harvard Crimson has reported on activism on numerous fronts at the school: Harvard’s Undergraduate Council voted Sunday night to ask the university to investigate the allegations made against Kavanaugh before allowing the judge to teach a winter-term course at the law school — a vote taken before Monday’s announcement that the judge would not be teaching. And some law school students have held protests and plan to call voters to speak out against Kavanaugh.”