Chris Van Hollen

Maryland women share harrowing sexual assault accounts with state Sens. Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin

Maryland women share harrowing sexual assault accounts with state Sens. Chris Van Hollen, Ben Cardin

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen took to the Senate floor on Saturday and read harrowing accounts of women who said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had emboldened them to share their own stories of abuse with the senator.

“I have received written statements from over 50 Marylanders telling me about the sexual abuse they had encountered,” the Democrat said as the Senate debated Kavanaugh’s nomination, which was later approved on a 50-48 vote.

“Some of them told me they had shared with me what they had not shared with their own family members,” said Van Hollen. “They tell me they remember the clothing they wore the day they were...

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