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Student government pushes anti-Kavanaugh resolution

Student government pushes anti-Kavanaugh resolution

The Student Government Association at the University of Wisconsin- Steven's Point passed a resolution that outright condemns the “interrogat[ion]” of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against then-Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh, who was confirmed as Supreme Court justice on Saturday, was “credibly accused by three separate women of sexual assault,” according to the UWSP Student Government Association Sept. 27 letter, which Campus Reform obtained. In the letter, the group defines credible accusations as those that offer witnesses, testimonials, and evidence.

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The school's SGA released a separate statement on Wednesday, in which it attempted to clarify the purpose of the initial statement. 

"This letter acknowledges the national rhetoric surrounding sexual assault and tells students that the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Student Government Association does not support the rhetoric. On our campus, we believe and support survivors," the latest statement reads. 

It goes on to state that the initial letter "was not intended to make a judgment on the outcome of Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation, but rather to acknowledge that the U.S. Senate's treatment of sexual assault was harmful...UW-Stevens Point Student Government Association stands with survivors." 


“The contempt shown by these United States Senators are [sic] simply abhorrent,” the SGA's initial letter, which it released ahead of the Kavanaugh confirmation vote, reads. “This inexcusable refusal to fully investigate these claims attempts to set an appalling precedent: credible accusations of sexual assault can be dismissed if inconvenient to those in power.” 

The FBI eventually conducted a week-long investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh. The law enforcem

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11398


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