This is one development that Democrats and their media allies bent on stopping the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court did not want to deal with.
Since a letter, miraculously, appeared at the eleventh hour via California Sen. Dianne Feinstein from Palo Alto University Professor Christine Blasey Ford accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than 35 years ago, the confirmation process is in flux until the Senate Judiciary Committee can come up with a plan on how it will proceed.
It seems everyone in the Democrat Party and the liberal media are scrambling to escalate a narrative that impugns Kavanaugh’s character.
But one man has stepped up to throw a monkey wrench into those plans.
Mark Judge, a writer in Washington and old school chum of Kavanaugh’s at Georgetown Preparatory School, was named in Blasey Ford’s account as being present at the time of the alleged sexual assault.
However, he’s not corroborating her side of the story. In fact, he’s denying it ever happened — and he’s denied it more than once
In a statement he made to Breitbart News on Sunday, after Ford’s accusations and identity were aired in a Washington Post article, Judge said, “Now that the anonymous person has been identified and has spoken to the press, I repeat my earlier statement that I have no recollection of any of the events described in today’s Post article or attributed to her letter.”
On Friday, The Weekly Standard published a statement by Judge denying the accusations in no uncertain terms:
“It’s just absolutely nuts,” he said. “I never saw Brett act that way.”
Breitbart also reported that Judge made a similar statement to The New York Times. A Times article published Friday described the contents of a “secretive letter” that had been shared with senators and federal investigators, and quoted Judge as saying, “I never saw anything like what was described.”
CNN printed a redacted version of the letter from Blasey Ford to Feinstein on July 30 before she came forward to publicly make her allegations against Kavanaugh: “Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980s. He conducted these acts with the assistance of REDACTED.
“Both were one to two years older than me and students at a local private school.
“The assault occurred in a suburban Maryland area home at a gathering that included me and four others.”
Kavanaugh has denied the charge — twice, and unambiguously.
However, there’s no telling just how much traction this latest development will get in delaying a vote to advance Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the full Senate for consent. It’s possible the committee will hear testimony of her side of the story before moving the process along.
But she’s not the only one with a voice in this narrative.
And Mark Judge isn’t backing down.
His statement is categorical. It contradicts her story. And there’s a very good chance it could destroy the whole liberal narrative desperate Democrats are trying to build to stop Kavanaugh’s accession to the high court.
These developments remind me of Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings when Anita Hill came forward to accuse the nominee of sexual harassment. It didn’t work in 1991 and I don’t think it’s going to work now.
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