OU Students’ Reactions to Kavanaugh Hearing

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimonies from doctor Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about allegations of a 1980 sexual assault.

Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, putting his nomination for the high court at risk. As the testimony is underway, many Americans are tuning in – including OU students.

The Oklahoma Memorial Union on OU’s campus had their television sets turned to the news today. The court hearing has sparked emotion across campus and OU Nightly’s Abby Green talked to a few students on their reactions to the historic event.

Taylor Putman, OU Student said, “before the sexual assault, I thought he was unqualified just because he never put public interest over his opinions ever, but political opinion.”

Moriah Cheng, OU Student said, “the reason more and more woman are stepping out now is because they feel like they have this community. This whole thing hasn’t just been an issue for the last couple of years it’s been going on to woman for so so long and so many of these prominent people now a days are afraid to step forward.”

Elisheba Choppla, OU student said, “I believe that it is hard that someone who is very important who is politically involved has done such a thing.”


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