‘RIGHT TO BE HEARD’

Nikki Haley: ‘Don't Blame’ or ‘Second Guess’ Kavanaugh Accuser

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley cautioned against blaming sexual assault accusers in light of Christine Blasey-Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Speaking on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, Haley said, “The message I'm comfortable with is that accusers go through a lot of trauma and some handle it one way and some handle it the other way.” “Regardless, you never—it's not something that we want to do, to blame the accuser or to try and second guess the accuser. We don't know the situation she was going through 35 years ago. We don't know the circumstances,” she said. Haley went on to add that “the accused deserves the right to be heard” just as the accuser does. Haley’s comments come shortly after President Trump cast doubt on Ford’s claims on Twitter, suggesting she would have contacted police if the alleged attack had been “as bad as she says.”