During the debate over accusations by Dr. Christine Ford against then-Judge Kavanaugh, Sherrod Brown gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor telling Dr. Ford and other women they were “brave” for coming forward about their abuse and and that “we hear you.”
“Why in the world would someone do what she did, again at great personal cost and great personal risk, if she weren’t telling the truth precisely? I am grateful to her, I am grateful for all the brave women inspired by her to speak out and share their own stories…We see you, we hear you, your story matters and you make a difference.”
Yet, when a woman came forward through her lawyer just last week accusing Brown of aggressive and inappropriate behavior towards her, Sherrod Brown said she was “lying” and even threatened to sue for libel.
What happened to Brown’s belief that a woman wouldn’t come forward if she weren’t telling the truth?
Apparently, women are only to be believed until they are accusing Sherrod Brown of misconduct.
“Sherrod Brown said women who come forward about past abuse are ‘brave’ and that their ‘story matters.’ He even called on Senator Al Franken to resign when allegations of sexual assault against him were brought to light. But these sentiments apparently do not apply when Sherrod Brown’s the one being accused. Instead, he immediately said the woman was lying and even threatened legal action. His campaign’s blatant dismissal of these very serious accusations and their attempt to belittle this woman’s credible allegations is the height of hypocrisy. After all, to quote the Senator, ‘Why in the world would someone do what she did, again at great personal cost and great personal risk, if she weren’t telling the truth precisely?'” – Brittany Martinez, Renacci for Senate