Chris Wallace warned viewers watching his coverage on Fox News on Thursday that they should be careful not to discount the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, invoking the experience of his own daughters in high school.
“My family, a lot of it on email, has been discussing this and disagreeing and arguing about it,” he said. “Two of my daughters have told me stories that I had never heard before about things that happened to them in high school and hadn’t told their parents.
“There are teenage girls who don’t tell stories to a lot of people and then it comes up,” he continued. “I don’t think we can disregard Ford and the seriousness of this.”
It’s unclear exactly what stories were relayed to Wallace and he did not elaborate further on air. Reps for Wallace at Fox News declined to offer any additional information.
Wallace spoke while leading Fox News’ coverage of the Senate hearing for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who is currently testifying before the Senate Judiciary committee. Ford, the first woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, says the federal judge sexually assaulted her in an attempted rape while he was drunk at a party in the early 1980s.
Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegations and others leveled against him in subsequent days. The judge is also expected to testify on Thursday to publicly refute Ford under oath.
A Judiciary committee vote on Kavanaugh is scheduled for Friday, Republican senators who control the proceedings have refused both Ford’s request for an FBI probe into her claim and her wish to subpoena Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge who Ford says was a witness to the assault.