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Democratic strategist Lis Smith, who served as senior communications director for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign, believed Christine Blasey Ford was a “looney toon,” according to recent text messages. According to.

“Christine Blasey Ford was looney tune and height [#MeToo] Overreach so it gets checked out,” Smith wrote to senior members of the then-Govt. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. His remarks were an apparent response to tweets since Albany-based New York Times reporter Jesse McKinley had deleted it.


One of the scriptures. was included in Fund A list of messages and repertoire released by New York Attorney General Letitia James relating to the investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Cuomo.

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Smith’s sentiments contrasted with Ford’s public support of Buttigieg, who in 2018 accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school.

Flashback: In 2018 Cuomo said ‘we believe’ Christine Blasey Ford, sexual assault survivor

On Monday, Buttigieg described Ford as having “a profile in courage” and said he still believes in him.

following a report good From The Guardian in 2019, Buttigieg’s presidential campaign returned donations from two attorneys who represented Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg arrives to attend an event on global supply chain bottlenecks in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in Washington.

A spokesperson for the campaign told The Guardian in a statement at the time, “With nearly 700,000 donors, a contribution that we would otherwise refuse sometimes gets done.” “We appreciate the women who have spoken boldly about Brett Kavanaugh’s assault and misconduct, and we thank the Guardian for bringing this contribution to our attention.”

Kavanaugh “should never have been placed on the Supreme Court, and this campaign will not accept donations from those who have played a role in doing so,” the spokesperson said.