The lawyer representing the woman who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of trying to rape her in the 1980s once vowed to ‘resist’ President Donald Trump, footage of the protest she attended has revealed.
Attorney Debra Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, was interviewed on camera while attended the February 2017 rally in Washington DC to protest the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
‘We are going to fight back,’ she told a Good Morning America reporter. ‘We are going to resist. We will not be silenced.’
Katz did not immediately respond to a message on Saturday seeking comment about the remarks from DailyMail.com.
‘We are going to fight back,’ Katz said in the above segment covering an anti-Trump rally in February 2017. ‘We are going to resist. We will not be silenced.’
Christine Blasey Ford accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of trying to rape her in the 1980s. It is still unclear whether or when Ford will testify in a Senate hearing
It is not the only time that Katz, who specializes in sexual harassment lawsuits, has associated herself with the anti-Trump ‘resistance’.
‘The resistance is not going away, says Katz, and she is committed to being part of it,’ wrote a profiler for the University of Wisconsin Law School alumni magazine, the Gargoyle, in August.
‘When I go to a march on behalf of Dreamers, I hear young people making connections between DACA and Islamophobia,’ Katz told the magazine.
‘I hope that energy continues, to retake our democracy that is truly at risk now,’ she continued.
‘To see students marching, protesting, and to see the response to Parkland, it all gives me hope.’
Katz, along with her partner in law Lisa Banks, were also scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin next month, until CNN contacted them and they pulled out.
Attorney Debra Katz is seen at a press conference announcing a lawsuit in 2015. She represent’s Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser and has been active in the ‘resistance’ to Trump
Katz and Banks have been thrust into the headlines this week as they have engaged in high-profile negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee over Ford’s willingness to testify.
On Saturday, after days of delays, Ford’s attorneys said that she wanted to appear next week, but insisted on more negotiations over the timing and the terms of her testimony.
Republicans made it clear they viewed Ford’s offer as a way to delay voting on Trump’s pick for the court.
A senior official at the White House told the AP that the letter amounted to ‘an ask to continue ‘negotiations’ without committing to anything. It’s a clever way to push off the vote Monday without committing to appear Wednesday.’
Ford has claimed that Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her on a bed in a suburban Maryland home while they were both in high school, muffling her screams as he tried to remove her clothes before she ran away.
Kavanaugh has strenuously denied the allegation, and offered to testify before the Judiciary Committee on the matter at any time.