Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged and believable victim has gone public. It is time for Democrats to play dirty
Sen. Dianne Feinstein took a lot of heat for this.
Senate Democrats have referred a letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI for investigation.
The letter’s contents have been closely protected by veteran Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and others on the Judiciary Committee, responsible for vetting Donald Trump’s second nominee for the highest court in the country.
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin confirmed to journalists the letter had been referred to the FBI and Ms Feinstein said: “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further”
Republicans were not pleased.
“There were wild accusations about Kavanaugh that he’s evil and he hates women, he hates children, he hates little warm puppies,” [Sen. John Kennedy said on FOX News Sunday]. “And now we have this recent allegation by Senator Feinstein.”
Kennedy was referencing a letter Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has said she referred to the FBI.
The letter reportedly describes an incident in which Kavanaugh and a friend took a woman into a bedroom, where the door was locked and she was thrown onto the bed. Kavanaugh reportedly got on top of her and put a hand over her mouth. All three individuals were reportedly minors at the time.
Kavanaugh said Friday that he “categorically and unequivocally” denied the allegation, which liberal outside groups opposed to the nominee say should block his confirmation.
Good luck with that denial, Kav-Kav — because your accuser has revealed herself:
Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.
Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.
Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.
This writer has said it before, and he’ll say it again right now: it’s time for Democrats — within the paramaters and vagaries of the Constitution — to fight dirty.
1) Every Democrat on the Judiciary Committee needs to start talking about how McConnell opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination and — reading netween the lines — knew that Kavanaugh’s paper trail would reveal he was dirty in more ways than merely being Drunky McGrope-a-lot, and talk about how Grassley is a worse cover-up artist than Trump.
2) Democrats in the Senate should demand immediate hearings on the matter — and their House counterparts should start talking openly about the multiple apparent incidents of perjury during Kavanaugh’s hearings combined with the new and credible charge that Kavanaugh needs a #MeToo reckoning, awhich mandates hearings and possible impeachment — along with, yes, Clarence Thomas. Yes, they should say this is about the politics of personal and public justice for credibe women who have been allegedly victimized by Kavanaugh and Thomas.
3) Every Democrat on the campaign trail needs to hang Kavanaugh around their opponent’s neck like an albatross. Make Kavanaugh the poster child for sexual abuse, dirty tricksterism, biased and politicized judicial abuse, and outright corruption — and start asking questions about how Kavanaugh was so suddenly to get out of a six-figure debt a few years back. Who bought him?