Kavanaugh's female accusers have uniformly been described as not politically motivated truth tellers
One of the most striking differences between Brett Kavanaugh and his accusers is how they have been universally described as credible and even gentle people who have not been motivated by politics to tell their stories. Here's how Stanley Garnett, the Colorado lawyer currently representing Kavanaugh's latest accuser, described Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh in the early-to-mid '80s.
“She’s as careful and credible a witness as I’ve encountered in thirty-six years of practicing law.”
That's what Garnett told the New Yorker, which first published her account of Kavanaugh exposing himself to her during one alcohol-infused night in their freshman year.
Even the Yale classmates who still backed Kavanaugh in the New Yorker piece stopped short of tagging Ramirez as politically motivated. «I actually interviewed some of the people who have come out in support of Kavanaugh from the class publicly and said, Do you think she's politically motivated?» Jane Mayer, who co-authored the piece with Ronan Farrow, told NPR. «And they declined to say she was. They're the people who know both these people and they're saying, actually, No, we really don't see any reason to believe she's politically motivated.”
Ramirez has openly admitted there's significant gaps in her story due to the fog of intoxication, but Mayer credited her with being as transparent as possible about the incident.
»She's been remarkably, I think, forthcoming about what she does know, what she does remember, what she doesn't,« Mayer said Monday morning, adding that the most telling mark of her candor is that she's calling for an FBI investigation into the incident.
That one fact unites her allegation with that of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist, who has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and assaulting her when the two were in high school in the early ‘80s. Ford, like Ramirez, has been described by everyone who knows her as meticulous, precise, and measured in both nature and profession.
»Her expertise is statistics,« her sister-in-law, Sandra Ford Mendler, told MSNBC Friday. »She's very careful about information and never exaggerating results."