The left is trying to destroy Brett Kavanaugh like Turd(Ted)Kennedy did with Robert Bork.
The latest leftist attempt to smear Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is unhinged evil. Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday that she had “received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court” and had referred it to the FBI. The letter she supposedly received was dated back in July.
When all else failed and the hearings are over, this is a an 11th-hour unsubstantiated last-ditch effort to impugn Kavanaugh’s character at the most debased level. It’s absolutely disgusting.
According to Senate Judiciary Committee reports, Kavanaugh has undergone six FBI comprehensive investigations between 1993 to 2018. No allegation resembling this anonymous claim has ever surfaced in those FBI investigations or reports. No allegations have ever been reported before now, and no senator asked about this issue among the almost 1,300 written questions sent for the record just from Democrats.
This is baseless.
That this is also just “the latest” in the Left’s attempt to smear Kavanaugh is also disgusting. No man or woman nominated to serve their country should have to go through what Kavanaugh went through during his confirmation hearings, regardless of party affiliation.
As I’ve previously written, the kabuki theater displayed by the protesters and by Sens. Feinstein, Cory Booker, and others is conduct shameful and unbecoming of the government process. Politics are by definition partisan, but the processes of government can and should still maintain decorum and integrity.
Feinstein’s baseless accusations also lack integrity. Continuing with her outrageous conduct in prior federal nominee confirmation hearings, this whole accusation and the timing and form of release is unbecoming of a senator. She had a four-day public hearing and the closed session to raise this allegation and question Kavanaugh, and she didn’t even attend the closed session, much less raise anything during the televised session to allow Kavanaugh the opportunity to immediately respond.
Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and his staff have said they first learned of the existence of the anonymous letter from the news reports. Feinstein apparently didn’t even give him the courtesy of advising him directly of such a “serious” matter.
Any claim, particularly an anonymous claim, should be met with skepticism. The burden of proof here is on the person who makes the claim. No one has a right to be believed. In court, the burden of proof is on the side bringing the petition or allegation. But as the Democrats well know, the court of public opinion is often illogical, thrives on drama, and quick to believe the salaciousness of allegations without requiring a scintilla of proof.
Yet leftist Twitter seized on an anonymous, vague allegation that supposedly may have occurred 35 years ago when Kavanaugh was in high school to smear and paint him as a pervert instead of a loving father and husband:
According to the latest reports, the committee vote on Kavanaugh will procced as scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 20, and the White House is still committed to the confirmation process being complete to have a full Supreme Court sitting when the new session begins October 1.
Good. This anonymous allegation shouldn’t derail anything about the process. This is the same process, by the way, that Democrats demanded be “fair and impartial” in their letter to Grassley days before the confirmation hearings began.
The Left is merely hoping to undermine and destroy the nomination and reputation of a credible, qualified, dignified man simply because they hate the president who nominated him.