Tucker Carlson claims victims who don’t report sexual assault are ‘part of the problem’ in defense of Kavanaugh

“It’s not just about her and her feelings. There’s responsibility to others around you and society at large.” – Tucker Carlson, Fox News Host

Host Ethan Bearman joined Tucker Carlson yesterday evening on his Fox News program to defend the scrutiny that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been subjected to following (at the time) two allegations of sexual misconduct.

Carlson argued the judge should not have to prove his innocence, and such and ideal is incredibly un-American. He said the responsibility should fall, instead, to the accusers — a sentiment Bearman disagreed with, countering due process does not apply outside a criminal trial.

“Does it occur to you that we have a pattern of people making charges they can’t substantiate to achieve political ends? Is that a possible explanation for this?” Carlson asked in a rebuttal before shifting the blame to the supposed victims, specifically Christine Blasey Ford.

“Doesn’t she have an obligation to tell someone to stop him from doing that if he is in fact a sex criminal?” he questioned, arguing she should have done so 36 years ago at the time of the alleged incident. “Where’s her obligation? What about the rest of us?”

He went on to elaborate that if rape victims didn’t report their attackers they were “part of the problem,” despite Bearman citing there were eight reasons victims choose to stay silent.

“It’s not just about her and her feelings. There’s responsibility to others around you and society at large which we are ignoring on purpose because we are all terrified to say anything that is true because we think we are going to be punished for doing so,” Carlson concluded on the topic.

 

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