Fight for Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh fight“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out.”

-Judge Brett Kavanaugh

The cynics — or, perhaps more precisely, the realists — believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right.

The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman making the charge, a fellow Yale student named Deborah Ramirez, admits that she hesitated to come forward because there were such large gaps in her memory.

As the magazine puts it: “In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty.” She only decided to talk, it says, “after six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney.”

Even after her new-found certainty — which happens to accord with her political interest as a Democrat — her story still contains gaps. She was drunk and didn’t directly see that it was Kavanaugh who put his penis in front of her face when she was on the floor. She says she heard someone yell out that it was Kavanaugh who had done this, and she saw him make a motion afterward that was consistent with pulling up his pants. So even she is making the charge as a matter of hearsay and interpretation.

The only other corroboration is an unidentified classmate who tells the magazine that he heard of the incident afterwards — in other words, more hearsay.

Otherwise, the authors write, “The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party,” a rather important lacuna if you are publishing a story that will contribute to an effort to destroy a man’s reputation. (Where’s William Shawn when you need him?) Two male students identified by Ramirez as being present at the party said they had no recollection of any such incident.

The New Yorker story comes on the heels of another blow to the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford’s account. She has identified four other people who were present at the high-school party where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her as a teenager. All have denied it, now including Leland Keyser, who is a long-time friend of Ford’s and a Democrat. She told the Judiciary Committee through her lawyer, “Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”

Clearly, the opposition to Kavanaugh hopes that the two stories — with perhaps more on the way — will support each other despite their inherent weakness. If Democrats take down Kavanaugh on the basis of these charges, they will have achieved the miraculous by stopping a Supreme Court nominee with two unproven and probably unprovable charges, in a smashing victory for garbage-pail politics.

Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent jurist who has earned his sterling reputation over decades of public service. If his career is going to be ruined and his reputation besmirched, it should require clear and convincing evidence. We are willing to follow the facts wherever they lead, but so far, they lead only to the belief that this is a disgraceful episode that makes Borking look above-board and responsible by comparison.

If Republicans surrender on the basis of what we know now, they will face the fury of their own voters — and rightly so.

Reprinted with permission from - National Review - by The Editors

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1 year ago

There are no words to adequately express the complete travesty of all that is decent and right in this sordid event. We need to confirm this man and move forward. It is clear that the devastatingly unprincipled democrats are going to keep coming forward with fabrications and fantasies until they destroy the man, the court and the nation, if we allow it.

Robert Asbeck
1 year ago

This is all garbage from the extreme left, I stand with Judge Kavanaugh and I know he will be confirned

1 year ago

It’s time for the hyprocritical democrats to grow up. This is a farce. These are liars and I wish there was a way to put them in jail.

J Garrick
1 year ago

What teenage boy has not made a “pass” (not assault) at a teenage girl while in high school. Which of you “gentlemen” has not. Looks like our Socialist Billionaire really had to beat the bushes to find someone who would accept his payment. Shame on every Democrat and Republican who gives this a second thought. Lets go back to the Thomas claims made by Hill. Confirm and get on with other important matters. Stop being a D or R but instead be an American doing what should be done. We put up with Clinton (who allowed 9/ll because he stopped… Read more »

Peter Rusack
1 year ago

I think it’s about time the Republicans got some backbone and told the people who are perpetrating these lies that enough is enough and we should go ahead with the vote, and that the Democrats should Quit their lies. Oh, That’s right, they don’t know how to tell the truth.

Burton Pauly
1 year ago

I can only see the dirt diggers of the jackass party in this accusation. The so-called senator D. F. from Mexifornia only waited to the last minute to disclose a so-called accusation against the Judge K. to enhance the chance that others would vote against his confirmation. The Jackass party is a basket of dirt diggers who will invent dirt even when there is none that is factual. They are all degenerates.

1 year ago

I pray for Judge Kavanaugh and especially his wife and children, Lord Jesus continue to give them the strength and endurance they need to continue to go forward. Amen This is a sad time in the history of America that sex and mayhem seem to take president. Why were these girls at these parties anyway? Why was Ford in the bedroom? They seem to present themselves as puritans, but were drinking and carousing to what point???? Lots of questions should have been answered before all these accusations. I pray for all parties involved that they would truly examine themselves and… Read more »

Joanne Sheridan
1 year ago

Okay. So women have been mistreated everywhere. But why take it out on innocent men? Get ahead legitimately but not by destroying bystanders. When I see a child being mistreated I think of some innocent person that child will take it out on by cruelty and destruction when they grow up and have some power. Women, you can not get respected and advanced by wanton lying, intimidation and deceit to try to “get even”.

Beverly Poling
1 year ago

Can’t trust someone in a glam shot hiding behind sunglasses! Let’s investigate her lifestyle in high school,college and now! Doctor Ford?? What’s her specialty? oncology,pediatrics,orthopedic,etc. I despise
people like her who do not have a medical degree,calling themselves Doctor!! Those having a master’s
degree are not called Master. She’s a FRAUD!!

Robert Curry
1 year ago

No doubt that the Progressives, Socialist/Communist, REALLY don’t want another Conservative on the Supreme Court! We need to contact all of our Senators and Representatives and TELL THEM you want this good man appointed to the US Supreme Court right NOW! No more mamby Pamby weak minded running from this correct decision!

Wayne Peterkin
1 year ago

To every Progressive/Socialist/Liberal/Democrat the ends always justify the means. And if that requires lies to promote their anti-American agenda, they resort to that. The character assassination of an honorable, decent, and highly qualified man like Kavanaugh has become sadly typical, which is why I will never vote for a Democrat. I get the fact the GOP and their candidates are often flawed, but not nearly as flawed as any Democrat I could name today. Don’t be surprised if we were to learn that some of Kavanaugh’s accusers are being paid to do so because the left is recruiting people to… Read more »

Paul W
1 year ago

Bearing false witness is a crime and a sin. The left has no use for God or the law. They are evil, evil creatures that will resort to any word or deed to accomplish their goals. They couldn’t care less about the lives that they destroy in their quest for power. Truly sickening animals…yes…animals!

Silas Longshot
1 year ago

It’s a good thing that in the real world one can’t be convicted of such stuff on the whim of leftist democrat slags that have NO credibility, NO real evidence, NO corroboration, NO other witnesses. So, we need “six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney” to get the “facts” straight? And your ‘lawyer’ is also a leftist activist hack? Yeah, such credible people, these slags, so full of hate for conservatives (or such a paycheck for being in this circus) they’ll put up with the flack to get their 15 minutes of fame. They pulled… Read more »

1 year ago

It is hard to find words to express how sorry I am that such a decent person and his family have to endure this type of undermining by the left/Democrats. The so called left/Democrats/Progressives/Resist/Whatevers are making a mockery out of the system that has been in place, and of the Republican party that has no backbone in standing up for those they are supposed to be representing or supporting. The Republicans need to take a stand against these stall tactics, standup for Judge Kavanaugh, move forward and confirm him immediately. We can not allow this type of insanity to prevail.… Read more »

Carrie Teague
1 year ago

We know who is funding these liars and the democrat party. They should be stopped and put into prison for a very long time. This kind of behavior is so disgusting. I am also a female and I learned at a very young age to say no and to never put myself into a situation that I would be harmed in any way. It seems that if a man looks at a woman these days she will call it a sexual thing. This is not our wonderful USA anymore.

Tricia Ryan
1 year ago

The problem today is there is no such thing as common sense in the world anymore. Any decent Republican person has to be destroyed because they are a threat to socialism.

1 year ago

We all need to contact every Republican Senator on the Judicial Committee and tell them to stop capitulating to Ford and her lawyer. This is nothing but a play by the Democrats to delay the confirmation until after the mid-terms, in the hopes that they win control of one or both houses of Congress and then can kill the Kavanaugh nomination outright. At the very least, if the Democrats can delay this process until after the mid-terms, then there is No incentive for the three at-risk Democrats to full for Kavanaugh in the full Senate vote. Personally, I don’t trust… Read more »

1 year ago

If the republicans don’t get Kavanaugh confirmed they can forget about any donations / help from me.

Sallie W Carr
1 year ago

I believe in Brett Kavanaugh and am praying for him and his wife and children. I DO NOT believe the women who have been paid by the liberals and no good will ever come to any of them. God will help us save Brett and our Country.

1 year ago

A perverse liberal sickness has now completely engulfed AmeriKa. We are headed towards Civil War 2 make no mistake about it.

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