Statement from Kim Schrier: “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is an American Hero”

Issaquah, WA, September 27, 2018 – Following Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Kim Schrier released the following statement:

“Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is an American hero. Her courage to come forward is a supreme example of sacrifice for the good of our democracy. I am deeply concerned by the victim-blaming and harassment that Dr. Ford has received from our elected officials, including the President who accused her of looking for “fame” and “money.” I call on my opponent, Dino Rossi, to issue a statement in support of sexual assault victims and calling on the President to begin a thorough FBI investigation of Dr. Ford’s accusations.

“To all survivors: I stand with you, and I believe you.

“The fact is, 77% of sexual assaults go unreported. Our leaders should be applauding the courage it takes to come forward, and empowering more women and men to speak up. Again, I call on my opponent to issue a statement supporting Dr. Ford and the millions of assault survivors like her.”