Tomorrow is the zero hour, at least according to the most recent reports coming out of the Kavanaugh confirmation kerfuffle.
The democrats are livid at this time, believing that Brett Kavanaugh has no right to the presumption of innocence. (No this isn’t hyperbole or opinionThey literally have said this). The allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, (which have been refuted by several eyewitnesses named by his accuser), are “enough” in the eyes of the democrats to upend the Constitutional process for appointing people to the Supreme Court.
So, tomorrow, when Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary committee, he will be making it very clear that he was in no way involved in any of the alleged behavior as evidenced by a transcript of his prepared statements that have leaked to the press.
Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired. There has been a frenzy to come up with something—anything, no matter how far-fetched or odious—that will block a vote on my nomination. These are last-minute smears, pure and simple. They debase our public discourse. And the consequences extend beyond any one nomination. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country.
As I told this Committee the last time I appeared before you, a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I am and will always be. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. This effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. I am here this morning to answer these allegations and to tell the truth. And the truth is that I have never sexually assaulted anyone—not in high school, not in college, not ever.
Sexual assault is horrific. It is morally wrong. It is illegal. It is contrary to my religious faith. And it contradicts the core promise of this Nation that all people are created equal and entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. Allegations of sexual assault must be taken seriously. Those who make allegations deserve to be heard. The subject of allegations also deserves to be heard. Due process is a foundation of the American rule of law.
Dr. Ford’s allegation dates back more than 36 years, to a party that she says occurred during our time in high school. I spent most of my time in high school focused on academics, sports, church, and service. But I was not perfect in those days, just as I am not perfect today. I drank beer with my friends, usually on weekends. Sometimes I had too many. In retrospect, I said and did things in high school that make me cringe now. But that’s not why we are here today. What I’ve been accused of is far more serious than juvenile misbehavior. I never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford describes.
Given the tumult that we’ve already endured in this circus, one wouldn’t be surprised to have another fork in the road appear over the course of the coming day, especially now that Kavanaugh’s stance has been revealed to the left.