Letter to the editor: Err on the right side

To the editor:

We will never know with certainty what happened to Christine Blasey Ford that night at that party. It seems unlikely that she would mistake someone else for him considering that she knew him at the time of the attack. It seems unlikely that she has imagined the assault since she told others about it years before Brett Kavanaugh’s name was in the limelight. But, let us consider the risks of being wrong on either account. If Judge Kavanaugh is innocent of the accusations and he is not confirmed, a man will unjustly be denied a promotion he should have gotten. If he did what he is accused of doing and he is confirmed, a man with a history of treating women as objects will be in a position to affect the lives of 160 million women. It would be better to err on the side of caution given the circumstances.

Chris Golledge,



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