At Penn, Anita Hill calls Kavanaugh hearings “a disservice to the American public”

October 10, 2018

By Staff

In criticizing the senate for its handling of sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, Professor Anita Hill said Wednesday in a talk at the University of Pennsylvania that not allowing additional witnesses to testify was “a disservice to the American public.”

Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991, accusing would-be Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of workplace-based sexual harassment. Senators who questioned Hill were chastised by women’s advocates who felt the all-male panel was attempting to attack her character, but at the time public polling indicated the majority of Americans believed Thomas’ denial and supported his confirmation.

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