Christine Blasey Ford Accepts ACLU Award For Courage, Honors Colin Kaepernick In Speech


On Sunday, Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford was presented with the Award For Courage by the ACLU of Southern California “for her brave testimony before Congress last year, a shining act of courage.”

(This was an accusation that fell through, however, as Kavanaugh has been exonerated, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the ACLU.)

Here’s the news of this that hit Twitter:

In her acceptance speech, Blasey Ford claimed that she "did not feel courageous" when she accused Kavanugh of sexual assault last September but "was simply doing by duty as a citizen."

She also honored Colin Kaepernick, saying, 

"Two years ago at this event, Colin Kaepernick at this event said, “We all have an obligation, no matter the risk and regardless of the reward to stand up for fellow men and women. He quoted Frederick Douglass saying, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

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NBC News said the following about Blasey Ford's acceptance of the Courage Award:

Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, said in a rare public appearance Sunday night that she had a responsibility to the nation to speak out.

Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University in Northern California, accepted the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award from the ACLU of Southern California in Beverly Hills, near Los Angeles. Her appearance at the event wasn't disclosed ahead of time.

"When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen," she said.

"I understood that not everyone would welcome my information, and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including being dismissed," she said.

Ford testified in September 2018 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was reviewing Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, that he assaulted her during a gathering of teenagers in suburban Maryland in 1982.

The New York Post also said:

Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, spoke Sunday after she accepted the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award from the ACLU of Southern California in Beverly Hills.

She said: “When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen. I understood that not everyone would welcome my information, and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including being dismissed.”

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