In North Carolina, a Republican leader implied that Christine Blasey Ford was too unattractive to sexually assault back in 1982, sharing what he believed was a school photo of the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of attacking her.
It turned out Ford was not the girl pictured in the photo — it was simply a random internet meme.
> Cabarrus County Republican Chairman Lanny Lancaster defended his decision to share a mocking post of a random 1980s yearbook picture with the caption, "This is the alleged sexual assault victim. Wow." Even when confronted by The News & Observer with the fact it is not a photo of Ford, Lancaster blasted the "media" for wanting Americans "to think she was a beautiful young lady."
> A Democratic candidate for North Carolina's 8th congressional district, Frank McNeill, shared the screenshot of Lancaster's Facebook post on Tuesday. “Now, Republican attacks on Dr. Blasey-Ford are coming from inside our own 8th District. Cabarrus County Republican Chair, Lanny Lancaster, posted his nastiness on Facebook just last night!”
> Lancaster responded to The News & Observer by saying he did not think someone's physical appearance affects whether someone will be sexually assaulted, but he labeled McNeill's call-out of the post as "immature" and immediately shot back at the North Carolina Democrat.
However, Lancaster continued to dig the hole deeper as he defended his Facebook post, saying he wanted Americans to “see the real person”:
> “I didn’t say anything. I just said this is her picture. Basically, the media is distorting the facts on this lady. Everything she’s said is made up. She has no evidence whatsoever. I support that theory,” Lancaster told the newspaper.
> "The media wants you to think she was a beautiful young lady who was on her way home from the tennis courts.…” Lancaster said. “I just wanted you to see the real person. I wanted people to see that this is really her.”