[Ed. – Shot across the bow]
… [W]hat we have here is one woman’s fuzzy-on-the-facts claim about a supposed 36-year-old assault by drunk high school students. What she says happened, or something like it, may very well have occurred. None of this is to say that the Senate shouldn’t take the time to look into the allegation. They would have done this long ago, if Ford and Feinstein had come forward in a timely manner.
At this point, it’s essentially impossible to definitively verify — or refute — her claim. But getting to the truth isn’t the goal of this week’s Democrat-orchestrated circus. (Feinstein, in fact, is currently stonewalling efforts by Republicans on the Judiciary Committee to hear directly from Ford.)
This is about sending a warning.
Democrats are warning conservatives, and those who would appoint them, that they will do anything to derail their nominations. That includes flagrant attempts at character assassination — even if that requires throwing out unverifiable allegations from the distant past at the 11th hour.