Actress Amber Tamblyn suggested in her new book that Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court because she was a victim of “male grooming.”
Her book, “Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution,” explores the issue of feminism in light of the Time’s Up movement. However, she claimed that Collins was protecting a flawed system by voting for Kavanaugh.
“I think that’s such a common theme: A great example of male grooming [in politics] would be something like Susan Collins, this idea of a singular woman who upholds the patriarchal system, keeps it in place, and errs on the side of the men she works with, no matter how wrong the situation may be, in order to uphold the system instead of siding with people who are asking her not to do that, which are predominantly women, literally screaming and banging down her door in the case of the Kavanaugh hearings.”
She also defended Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, despite her not being able to corroborate her claims.
“The facts presented do not mean that Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or at some other time, but they do lead me to conclude that the allegations fail to meet the more likely than not standard,” said Tamblyn. “Therefore, I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court.”
As IJR previously reported, Collins has defended her decision to support Kavanaugh. In addition to issues with Ford’s testimony, she also cited his conservative record as an important factor in her decision.
“We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed, that fairness is most in jeopardy,” said Collins.
Watch her explain her vote to confirm Kavanaugh:
Kavanaugh decision: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to announce how she will vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
Posted by FOX 17 on Friday, October 5, 2018
The senator also pointed out the overwhelming issues with verifying Ford’s testimony and she made the decision based on what the facts appeared to support.
“[I]f we were gonna throw overboard the presumption of innocence despite the complete lack of corroborating evidence even from Dr. Ford’s best friend, and if we were going to dispense with fairness, the rule of law, and due process, I really feared for what our country would become and whether anyone would be willing to put their name forth for public service. I mean, who would go through that?” she asked.