Lady Gaga got into politics with Stephen Colbert when she appeared on The Late Show last night (4 October).
‘It is one of the most upsetting things I have ever witnessed,’ she said, describing the debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s possible confirmation to the Supreme Court and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
It started when Colbert asked Gaga if she was comfortable talking politics in the interview. Gaga said to ‘bring it on’.
‘I will tell you something because I am a sexual assault survivor,’ Gaga began.
She brought up Trump mocking Dr. Ford’s testimony at a rally. Trump called into question Ford’s memory and whether or not to trust her testimony.
‘And the answer is: yes,’ Gaga said simply. ‘I’ll tell you exactly why. … If someone is assaulted, or experiences trauma, there is science — it’s biology — that people change, the brain changes. It takes the trauma and it puts it in a box, it files it away and it shuts it, so we can survive the pain.’
Gaga further said Dr. Ford’s ‘box opened’ when she saw Kavanaugh was nominated for a position on the Supreme Court.
‘When that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country,’ she finished to applause and cheers.
Where does Kavanaugh stand?
Other LGBTI celebrtities have voiced their support for Dr. Ford since she gave her testimony last week.
Earlier today, the Senate voted 51-49 to advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation to a final vote.
The vote went mostly along party lines, with Democrats in opposition of him and Republicans in support. One Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, voted yes, while one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, voted no.
A final confirmation vote is expected tomorrow.