Harris Praises Christine Ford in TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential’

In a profile written for TIME Magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list, presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris praised Christine Blasey Ford for raising a decades-old sexual misconduct accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Her story, spoken while holding back tears, shook Washington and the country. Her courage, in the face of those who wished to silence her, galvanized Americans. And her unfathomable sacrifice, out of a sense of civic duty, shined a spotlight on the way we treat survivors of sexual violence,” Harris wrote.