‘To clarify my post: I do not have first hand knowledge of the incident…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) Congressional partisans continued to draw battle lines over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday as news broke that sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford would likely welsh on an earlier promise to appear before Congress.
In a bid to delay the hearing as long as possible, with November’s midterm election approaching, Ford’s attorney, along with a parade of left-wing talking heads demanded an FBI investigation into the 36-year-old accusations.
Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, bristled at the notion of a last-minute delay following months of background checks and testimonials.
“Now an accusation of 36-year-old misconduct dating back to high school has been brought forward at the last minute in an irregular manner,” McConnell said.
As liberal media attempted to impugn the only possible eyewitness, Mark Judge, as a libido-driven, woman-hating, drunken accomplice, they also trotted out Cristina King Miranda, a classmate at Ford’s all-girls school who posted on social media that the episode between Kavanaugh and Ford had been widely “talked about.”
“Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me, I remember her,” wrote Miranda, who also claimed to have known Kavanaugh and Judge when they were students at the all-male Georgetown Prep.
“This incident did happen,” Miranda wrote. “Many of us heard about it in school and Christine’s recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.”
Miranda said that Kavanaugh should “admit his actions from so long ago, speak from the heart, and apologize” if he wants to be confirmed.
“Those would be the actions of a person we want in the Supreme Court,” she said.
The Facebook post was widely circulated, with Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California among those retweeting an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter’s tweet with a copy of Miranda’s original post.
“The FBI needs to interview this witness,” Lieu wrote of Miranda, before asking, “Will more witnesses step forward?”
Unfortunately for Ford and Miranda, their stories seemed to contradict one another. As reported by The Western Journal, Miranda’s assertion that it was widely known undercut Ford’s statement that she did not discuss it until a 2012 therapy session.
Moreover, while Miranda’s account would have placed it during the school year, Ford said it happened over summer.
Miranda subsequently deleted the post and ultimately issued another one via Twitter stating that she would no longer be speaking with media.”To clarify my post: I do not have first hand knowledge of the incident,” it said.
By Tuesday evening, it appeared her entire Twitter account had been deleted.
According to Miranda’s LinkedIn account, she is a self-employed performing-arts curator and producer in Mexico City whose pet causes include “animal welfare” and “human rights.” A 2017 profile says she moved to Mexico 20 years ago.
Although the connection was not explicitly confirmed, a search of the Federal Elections Commission database lists a Cristina King, also self-employed, of California, who made 53 separate donations, totaling $1,258 to the Bernie Sanders campaign and Act Blue political action committee prior to the 2016 election.