I believe that nobody who sits in judgment of others, whether as a federal judge or Supreme Court justice, should ever be guilty of such an assault at any age, much less of brazenly lying about it as an adult.

I believe in the presumption of innocence. I believe this is fundamental, and that it should apply in courts of public opinion as well as those of law. I believe that sexual assault is evil, but so is bearing false witness.

I believe women lie just as often as men do. I believe the standard “presumed innocent” must always trump the slogan “Believe Women” if we intend to live in a free and fair society.

I believe that Blasey has a moral obligation to demonstrate, as best as she can, that the serious charge she has brought against Kavanaugh is true.