This has been one heck of a week for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and there are plenty more fireworks to come still.
On Thursday, Kavanaugh and accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will both testify in Washington DC about an alleged incident from 1983 in which Ford believes that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her. Witness statements have cast serious doubt on these claims, and the ensuing political circus has been nothing short of embarrassing, if we’re being frank.
Now, in this eleventh hour, (closer to midnight, if you ask me), Brett Kavanaugh is being smeared again…this time by a number of disparate sources, some of whom hold peculiar distinctions for the scope of their legal work.
A man of Brett Kavanaugh’s importance and intelligence can only truly stay quiet for so long, I suppose, and today the Supreme Court nominee spoke out.
“These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse,” he wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed — will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.”
“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” he wrote. “The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not succeed.”
Conservatives have been routinely lambasting the liberal left over the timing of these allegations, knowing that longtime democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein was well aware of Ford’s allegations all the way back in the dead of summer.