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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have upended a confirmation that seemed all but inevitable. As is unfortunately the case when many sexual assault victims come forward, Ford is now facing extreme backlash and vilification, primarily by men.

Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee member Chris Coons (D-DE) is ready to push back against that climate soon. When asked on CNN, Coons said he is prepared to yield his time to fellow Senate Judiciary Committee members Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) because of the women’s experience as prosecutors who have handled sexual assault cases. Harris previously served as California’s attorney general while Klobuchar served as attorney for Hennepin County in Minnesota.

Coons’s answer comes at the 5:50 mark.

Many users agreed with him, believing there was more strength in unity for Democrats.

https://twitter.com/tlccourville/status/1042073480764813312

They especially supported deferring to Harris, whose unrelenting questioning of Kavanaugh often left the nominee visibly flustered.

Harris and Klobuchar perfectly embodied the experience Coons described at the initial Senate Judiciary Hearing for Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month.

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