Christine Blasey Ford, who testified Thursday about an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, came under scrutiny over her fear of flying after it emerged she is a regular jet-setter.
Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party in 1982 and testified about the alleged incident at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Kavanaugh denies the accusation.
Ford told Mitchell that she did, in fact, fly from California to the East Coast for the hearing — saying that it was unreasonable to expect prosecutors to fly to her instead (Chairman Chuck Grassley later clarified that committee Republicans had offered to do that.)
She said that she had hoped to avoid getting on a plane but eventually was able to “get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane.”