Kavanaugh Clears First Hurdle With One Condition
Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination moved past committee today after a vote in favor 11-10.
Now, there is just one obstacle in Kavanaugh’s way- an FBI investigation.
Of course, Kavanaugh isn’t running scared. He’s welcomed a full investigation from the moment Ford opened her mouth. And Kavanaugh isn’t hiding behind fancy lawyers, either.
Throughout this process, Senator Jeff Flake posed as the swing vote. In fact, Flake supported and encouraged Ford’s testimony.
According to the Pluralist:
“These people are not props for us to make our political points,” he said. “Nor are they to be ’demolished’ like Anita Hill, as was said on conservative media the other night. Nor is one of them a proven sex criminal, as has been circulating on the left side of the internet. These are human beings with families and children.”
Flake added that his office had received a call from an unidentified man who threatened to “take out” the senator and his family. According to Flake, the threat was in response to the senator’s “offense” of “allowing Dr. Ford to be heard.”
However, after listening carefully to both testimonies, Flake offered his support with one string attached. The senator wants an investigation, limited to one week, performed by the FBI. Undoubtedly, this is a win for Kavanaugh, and Republicans.
Ford vs. Kavanaugh
After viewing Kavanaugh’s testimony, there is no doubt; he is the one telling the truth. That’s not to say Dr. Ford never suffered a trauma. I’m sure she did. But Judge Kavanaugh wasn’t the attacker. And his testimony left the committee nearly speechless.
As we previously reported:
Kavanaugh maintained his innocence throughout his testimony. Further, he didn’t need the help of any lawyers to craft his statements to the committee.
“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparently pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside, left-wing opposition groups,” Kavanaugh told the committee. “This is a circus.”
“I intend no ill will to Dr. Ford and her family,” Kavanaugh said. He choked back tears while saying that his 10-year-old daughter, in saying her evening prayers recently, told Kavanaugh’s wife Ashley, “we should pray for the woman.”
In other words, Kavanaugh is ready for the FBI to dig into his background. In fact, he knows without a doubt that any and all investigations will end with the same conclusion: Kavanaugh is innocent.
Ford Should Reconsider
Ford should seriously reconsider retracting her testimony. Her untruths are disservice to all women. In fact, the national debate is growing to new heights over whether all women should be automatically believed.
As we reported earlier, Senator Hirono of Hawaii believes women never lie. If only that were true. Take Sherita Dixon-Cole for example. She claimed a Texas State Trooper assaulted her. The video cameras show it didn’t happen. Further, Jackie Coakley starred in a Rolling Stone article. “A Rape on Campus” was written about her. Yet, she lied in an attempt to get a boy to like her.
The Daily Wire also weighed in.
In order for us to determine whom to believe, we must come up with a standard for belief. “Believe all women” just won’t cut it, because not all women should be believed. Neither will “innocent until proven guilty,” because the court of public opinion isn’t a criminal trial. But the answer lies somewhere in between: We should examine the merits of the allegations, the credibility of the accuser, the corroborating evidence. If we fail to do that, we’re not actually engaged in fact-finding — we’re engaged in confirmation bias.
Where Evidence Points Us
Ford lacks details such as the date or specific place this attack occurred. Further, her witnesses claim it didn’t happen.
Then, there’s Deborah Ramirez, who was drunk at a party when she says Kavanaugh put his penis in her face. Again, there are no witnesses and Ramirez says the gaps in her memory come from her own heavy drinking.
And last, but certainly not least, we have Julie Swetnick. She’s using Stormy Daniels’ lawyer to thrust her claims into mainstream media. According to Swetnick, she went to parties in high school with Kavanaugh. The boys formed gang rape lines, and took turns with the girls. Of course, she doesn’t have specifics, or witnesses. Additionally, she graduated three years ahead of Kavanaugh, which makes her story pretty unlikely.
These ladies should tread carefully, as the public is demanding women who lie to face criminal charges.
Meanwhile, Kavanaugh jumped the first hurdle successfully. It’s only a matter of time before the truth prevails. Until then, #ConfirmKavanaugh is the new battle cry.