Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Senate’s Choice: Confirm Kavanaugh or Confirm the Obscene Smear Campaign

Phil Kerpen September 24, 2018

Democrats turned the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, a distinguished federal judge and well-respected community member, into a bizarre circus of interruptions, both from shrieking audience members and from Democratic committee members who complained obsessively on document production, despite the fact the custodians of Bush presidential records had cleared for release every individual document requested by Democrats.

Now we know that while they were preening and posing and proclaiming “I am Spartacus!” they were also doing precisely what they were falsely accusing Republicans of — concealing a document. Specifically, concealing a letter from Christine Blasey Ford accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault somewhere in suburban Maryland sometime in the 1980s. That document — which, if not concealed prior to the hearings could have been resolved through background investigation or through public interrogation — was instead held by committee Democrats for leaked public release (in violation of Senate rules) after the hearings, on the eve of a scheduled vote.
The strategy? Delay, delay, delay. Win the Senate. Keep the seat open through the next presidential election. Win the White House. Appoint a liberal. We know that because the Democratic point woman in the smear campaign, Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, was asked point blank by Politico if a Democratic Senate would keep the Kavanaugh seat vacant for two full years and she said: “I think we’ve had those types of vacancies before… so the world does not come to an end.”

The Blasey Ford letter was not credible on its face. But the purpose behind its release was to stall and delay, and for that it worked.........To Read More.....

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