Dem Rep Ups Kavanaugh Allegation To Rape — CNN Fails To Offer Correction
CNN failed to issue an on-the-spot correction Friday when Washington, D.C., Democratic Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton claimed that Christine Blasey Ford was raped by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton reacts to President Trump unleashing on Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser: “I want to congratulate the White House staff for keeping the President under wraps as long as they have … he’s about to destroy things for the Republican majority in the Senate” pic.twitter.com/1VJ0LTtEHj
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) September 21, 2018
Holmes Norton, appearing on CNN Newsroom, was responding to a tweet from President Donald Trump that questioned why Ford had not reported the alleged crime at the time it occurred.
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
Holmes Norton opened with a joke, saying, “I want to congratulate the White House staff for keeping the president under wraps as long as they have … ”
But then, explaining why she believed that Trump’s tweet was bad for Republicans, she added, “The last thing you want to do is to attack a woman who, at 15-years-old, didn’t report that she had been raped.”
Anchor Kate Bolduan’s eyebrows raised at that, but she remained silent as Holmes Norton carried on, saying, “He is spoiling everything for what the Republicans are carefully trying to do now in the Senate.”
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