It’s a set-up. Hold the Kavanaugh vote as scheduled

It’s a set-up. Hold the Kavanaugh vote as scheduled
Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh

[Ed. – Sounds like it’s too late to hold the vote on Thursday (which is less than 10 minutes from now), but the advice is sound. Do it Friday.]

In my column yesterday [Tuesday], I contended that the unverifiable sexual-assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh bore “all the hallmarks of a set-up.” I based that assessment on the patently flimsy evidence, coupled with Senate Democrats’ duplicitous abuse of the confirmation-hearing process. …

[T]he vote was delayed to provide Ford an opportunity to testify. This was wholly unnecessary under the circumstances, but the committee went the extra mile in order to exhibit sensitivity to Ford’s alleged trauma. …

If Democrats had believed Ford’s story was convincing, and had followed the committee-hearing process in good faith, we’d have heard about it in July, and we’d have been hearing about nothing else since — especially during the hours upon hours that Kavanaugh answered aggressively provocative, politically loaded questions under oath. Senator Feinstein knew about Ford’s allegation all that time and never uttered a peep about it — not in face-to-face interviews with Kavanaugh or in her rounds of questioning at the hearing.

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