Judge Brett Kavanaugh must feel besieged from all sides as his character is relentlessly attacked by leftists like a bunch of hyenas waiting for a wounded animal to die. But since before the beginning of this witch hunt, President Trump has stood beside Kavanaugh. He has not wavered in his support for his SCOTUS nominee.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who reportedly knew Kavanaugh in high school, has leveled accusations of sexual assault against him. Her story reads like swiss cheese. A second accuser who claims she was at Yale with Kavanaugh has just accused Kavanaugh as well. Her story is even flimsier than Ford’s.
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied all of this. The four witnesses Ford named all say it didn’t happen and the witnesses for the other accuser also say it didn’t happen. Yet, Diane Feinstein is calling for the indefinite delay of Kavanaugh’s nomination now. Funny how that was the intent even before this blossomed into the equivalent of a political lynching.
Kavanaugh wants to clear his name and reputation and both sides have now agreed to a hearing on Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. I am sure he will have a tremendous defense including calendars he allegedly produced from 1982 showing how he was out of town during the period Ford is claiming this happened.
President Trump has not forsaken Kavanaugh or forgotten about what he, his wife and two daughters are going through because of all this. Trump’s statement says it all and is very personal to Kavanaugh. Trump responded to questions from the media, telling them that he feels “badly” for Judge Kavanaugh because of the sudden allegations.
“[Judge Kavanaugh] is an incredible individual, great intellect, great judge, impeccable history, in every way. In every way. I feel so badly for him that he’s going through this, to be honest with you. This is not a man that deserves this. It should have been brought to the fore. It should have been brought up long ago and that’s what you have hearings for. You don’t wait until the hearing is over and then all the sudden bring it up.
“Trump continued to steamroll the Democrats, saying, “Frankly, they’re lousy on policy and in many ways they’re lousy politicians, but they’re very good on obstruction. And it’s a shame because he’s a great gentleman.”
“The president said he approves of the additional hearing so that Kavanaugh may remove any “doubt” and maintain legitimacy so Republicans don’t have to “play into [the Democrats] hands.”
“Trump reaffirmed his belief in Kavanaugh’s character, saying, “He is at a level that we see, not only in government, anywhere in life. I feel terrible for him, for his wife, who is an incredible, lovely woman, and for his beautiful young daughters. I feel terribly for them.’”
Trump is questioning why Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) waited so long to bring the charges forward. She waited until the eleventh hour to notify the Senate until after the hearings (and after the letter had been leaked).
“She had this letter,” said the president. “Why didn’t she bring it up then? Why didn’t the Democrats bring it up then? Because they obstruct and because they resist. That’s the name of their campaign against me.”
And today, after the second accuser popped her head up, President Trump proclaimed his support for Kavanaugh yet again. He says all of this is political… and it is.
“President Trump stood foursquare behind Brett Kavanaugh on Monday in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee, calling the uncorroborated claims “totally political” and “unfair.”
“The president addressed the latest twist to jolt the most chaotic Supreme Court confirmation process in modern times on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting in New York.
“I am with Judge Kavanaugh,” Trump declared. “For people to come out of the woodwork from thirty-six years ago, and thirty years ago, and never mentioned it, all of a sudden it happened … totally political.”
“The president, signaling the White House would dig in and defend Kavanaugh amid the onslaught of allegations, called the situation “one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate.’”
It is indeed that and much more. It’s corrupt politics at its worst.
The allegations at this point in the game have gone well beyond the sexual harassment claims leveled by Anita Hill against now-Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. As Fox News put it, “The result is a confirmation process that, in a matter of days, shifted from a virtual lock to a situation where the nominee is teetering on a knife-edge, his success or failure depending on the latest media bombshells and their perceived credibility in the Senate.”
This should not be allowed. Neither one of these women are credible in the least and their stories are riddled with inconsistencies, vagueries, and false accusations.
As for the new accuser Ramirez’ accusation, Trump is having none of it. The White House pushed back hard, pointing in part to a New York Times report that said the newspaper could not back up Ramirez’ claims.
“The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge,” the Times wrote in a story that followed the New Yorker report. “Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.”
And yet, they ran with it and here we are. Kavanaugh’s supporters and conservatives are now saying just proceed with the nomination process. I agree… stop the witch trials and confirm Kavanaugh before it is too late.
.@POTUS on Kavanaugh controversy: “Hopefully the woman will come forward [and] state her case. He will state his case before representatives of the U.S. Senate. And then they will vote. They will look at his career. They will look at what she had to say from 36 years ago.” pic.twitter.com/7coWkO5yx7
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 18, 2018