Time names Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh on 100 most influential people list

www.cbsnews.com | 4/17/2019 | Staff
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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh captivated the attention of the nation and the world last fall. Now, Time magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most influential people has brought them into the spotlight again — with both receiving a coveted spot in the edition.

Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee who took part in the confirmation hearings, wrote a moving tribute for the magazine about Blasey Ford.

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"Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans," wrote Harris, who is also a 2020 presidential candidate. "And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence."

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Ford's allegations against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee first became public on Sept. 16, after Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked to delay the vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation due to allegations from a then-anonymous woman.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Blasey Ford went public with her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in 1982, when they were both were teenagers.

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She testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, telling her story in measured tones and stating that she was "100 percent" sure Kavanaugh had assaulted her.

Kavanaugh also testified that day,...
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