Samantha Bee's Message To Kavanaugh Defenders Gets Serious About Christine Ford's Allegation

On Wednesday night at the beginning of her show, Samantha Bee's message to Brett Kavanaugh defenders was crystal clear: it's never acceptable to attempt to rape anyone, regardless of if you're in high school or not (Kavanaugh has denied the allegation). Bee was directly addressing the widespread conversation around Christine Ford's sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh, which dates back to their high school years. Specifically, she was taking down the argument that some have been making about how people shouldn't be punished for what they supposedly did in high school.

Kavanaugh has since refuted the allegation by Ford, saying in a statement at the White House on Monday,

As of now, Ford has not agreed to appear before the SJC, and has requested that an FBI investigation of her claim takes place prior to any Senate hearing.

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Bee said of the conversation swirling around Ford's allegation,

She continued,

Bee then went on to point out the irony of people not caring about Kavanaugh's alleged record with women when he could make decisions that help define legislation for their bodies if he's confirmed. She continued by calling him out for writing an argument in favor of preventing a 17-year-old immigrant from getting an abortion, citing her age as one of the factors influencing the decision. As it turns out, Kavanaugh would've been around 17 at the time of Ford's allegation, which he denies. And to be clear, the young woman was eventually able to procure an abortion by appealing the case to different judges.

Bee explained,

Bee concluded by asking people to do better than they did during the Anita Hill hearings. "It’s been 27 years since Anita Hill," she said. "Can we please try to be less horrendous about it this time? We’ve had enough of these '90s reboots. We’re good.”