Former Florida GOP congressional candidate Gina Sosa has completely dismissed a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Tell me, what boy hasn’t done this in high school?” she asked on camera on CNN.
Sosa made the startling comment in a story Thursday on reactions from a group of five Republican women in Florida on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh.
Blasey has said that Kavanaugh shoved her into a bedroom at a house party when they were both in high school, locked the door, pinned her to the bed, groped her, pulled at her clothing and put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. She said she managed to escape when a second teen in the room jumped on top of them.
“We’re talking about a 17-year-old boy in high school, with testosterone running high,” said Sosa. “Tell me, what boy hasn’t done this in high school? Please, I would like to know.” Sosa lost the Florida GOP primary for the 27th congressional district last month with less than 2 percent of the vote.
All five women in the group said they believed Kavanaugh’s denial that the alleged attack occurred.
GOP voter Irina Villarino said that even if an assault had occurred, it was no big deal. “In the grand scheme of things, my goodness, there was no intercourse,” she said. “There was maybe a touch. Really? Thirty-six years later she’s still stuck on that?”
Republican Lourdes de Castillo de la Peña, who hosted a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser last year for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), insisted Kavanaugh “has an impeccable reputation.” She added: “I have no sympathy” for Blasey. “Perhaps maybe at that moment she liked him and maybe he didn’t pay attention to her afterward ... and she got bitter.”
Twitter went crazy.