One of the undercurrents of this entire Brett Kavanaugh catastrophe has largely gone unspoken in the mainstream media, but that isn’t to say that it should be ignored.
I’m speaking, of course, about the erosion of the American ethos of “guilty until proven innocent”. Understandably, in the case of crimes that were sexual in nature, there are extraordinary stigmas involved. Men accused of rape or other sexual improprieties are almost immediately haunted by the allegations, being forced to defend themselves against a label that has been put on them. These accusations aren’t totally unlike stories of a home infested with spirits; every time that the subject is broached in company, there is sure to be mention of the nefarious possibilities surrounding the house.
Brett Kavanaugh will never be mentioned again without an immediate recollection of these proceedings, even if he were to be found completely innocent.
Now, please don’t take this as me diminishing the claims of Dr. Ford; they are serious and deserving of explanation.
What worries myself and many other Americans is simply that justice has yet to be served, and the left is already declaring their judgement.
Democratic Senator Cory Booker admitted in a press conference on Tuesday that his belief that Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court has nothing to do with whether he is “innocent or guilty.” The very fact that his name has been sullied by uncorroborated allegations and that he displayed anger at being accused without evidence and pushed back against the politically-motivated handling of the allegations by Democrat senators, Booker argued, “ultimately” disqualifies Kavanaugh from a lifetime appointment to the “sacred institution.”
With the FBI investigation close to wrapping up and most expecting that it will confirm what has already been publicly revealed in sworn statements to the Senate — that the named witnesses by Ford all either deny any knowledge of the alleged incident or directly refute it — the New Jersey senator said that, in the end, it doesn’t matter if Kavanaugh is innocent or guilty, just that his “credibility has been challenged” enough by supposed “intimates” of Kavanaugh from high school — despite the dozens of Kavanaugh’s female friends from that period who have publicly vouched for his good character. The other disqualifier, according to Booker, is that in the highly emotional and politicized hearing, Kavanaugh displayed a “temperament” and used “language” that “shocked” Democrats.
“[U]ltimately, not whether he’s innocent or guilty, this is not a trial,” said Booker, “but ultimately have enough questions been raised that we should not move on to another candidate … [T]he people who are on the Supreme Court should preserve the integrity of the court and be beyond the reproach of these difficult partisan times.”
Booker is famous, of course, for referring to himself as “Spartacus” during an act of alleged martyrdom for the democrats that turned out to be nothing more than a routine document release.
The Senator’s grandstanding and stunt-production has been ramping up in recent months, likely due to an imminent bid for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination.