Katie Couric: ‘Understanding’ of Sexual Assault Against Women ‘Has Not Progressed’ Since Anita Hill

‘I’m very relieved an FBI investigation or fact-finding mission has been called’


COURIC: "What a confusing week. I agree with a lot of things Jessica said, Brian, that our understanding of sexual violence against women and the trauma, the lifelong trauma that ensues still has not progressed since I covered the Anita hill hearings 27 years ago. There is not a process in place. I think that’s a huge problem. Dianne Feinstein should have delivered that letter because now I think Dr. Ford’s story and account has been understandably politicized because of that failure. I think the way some of the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee handled this was very troubling. I thought Lindsey Graham’s full-throated defense of Judge Kavanaugh unfortunate because it distorted Dr. Ford’s account. I’m very relieved an FBI investigation or fact-finding mission has been called. It should have been called already. Jeff flake obviously had a crisis of conscience. It will be interesting to see how he, Lisa murkowski and Susan Collins feel after we have a fair appraisal of what happened."

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