Trump's pick for Brett Kavanaugh's old judgeship apologizes for writing in college that date rape victims share responsibility for their own sexual assaults | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Trump's pick for Brett Kavanaugh's old judgeship apologizes for writing in college that date rape victims share responsibility for their own sexual assaults

Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump's nominee for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's now-open federal court seat, apologized for columns she wrote as a Yale University student that said date rape victims share responsibility for their assault.

'Sexual assault in all forms, including date rape, is abhorrent. Responsibility for the rape is with the rapist. I believed that as a college student and continue to believe that today,' she wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported. 'As a society, we should create an environment where survivors feel empowered and comfortable coming forward. I am sorry for anything in my college writings to the contrary.'

During her confirmation hearing last week, Rao told senators she cringes at some of the language used as a college student when writing about controversial topics such as sexual assault, race and equal rights for women.

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