I’ve done it. I’ve finally figured out what else that “D” in Democrat can stand for, and none of the options make the party look good:
Delay. Deflect. Desperation. Delusional.
All of those words are apt in describing Democrats’ latest plan to derail Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Democratic New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, appeared on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos and laid out the Democrats’ latest desperate plan to stop Kavanaugh.
.@GStephanopoulos: "Would Justice Kavanaugh have to recuse himself from cases involving congressional Democrats?"
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 30, 2018
“We would have to investigate any credible allegations, certainly of perjury and other things that haven’t been properly looked into,” Nadler said.
Perjury? Are you kidding me?
With virtually no concrete evidence supporting Palo Alto University Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 35 years ago, it should come as little surprise that Democrats are now moving onto impugning Kavanaugh’s integrity as a whole.
What was already a murky case of “he said, she said” has now fully devolved into “he’s lying, she’s lying.” (But Democrats don’t consider the second half of that.)
Instead of waiting for due process and evidence, Democrats are already going to Plan B to derail Kavanaugh.
This is not how the American justice system should work, and Democrats should be ashamed about scraping the bottom of the barrel like this.
The problem is, shame may not be something current Democratic leadership even feels. Nadler is hardly the first Democrat to now move onto calls to accuse Kavenaugh of perjury.
Vermont Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have both echoed similar sentiments, attacking Kavanaugh’s integrity over little else other than the fact that he was nominated by President Donald Trump.
Lying to Congress is a federal crime.
The FBI must examine the veracity of Kavanaugh’s statements under oath in addition to the sexual assault allegations against him. Kavanaugh's truthfulness with the Senate goes to the very heart of whether he should be confirmed to the court. pic.twitter.com/TsNOTm4fxK
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 29, 2018
Look, healthy skepticism when it comes to something as important as a lifetime position on the Supreme Court is fine. For a position so powerful and important, due diligence is absolutely mandatory. But from all indications, Democrats can’t seem to produce anything concrete against Kavanaugh that doesn’t really boil down to: “We don’t trust him. He’s a Trump guy.”
The fact of the matter is that there has been no definitive evidence that Kavanaugh has done anything wrong. The sexual assault allegations, which should be taken seriously, have accomplished nothing other than to drag Kavanaugh, his family and even Ford through the proverbial mud. These perjury claims smell suspiciously familiar.
Just to be clear, if by some miracle Kavanaugh is found to have perjured himself, his nomination can and should be in jeopardy. But at this point, the Democrats’ accusations of perjury seem rooted solely in anti-Trump sentiments.
I can’t definitely say what happened to Christine Blasey Ford back in Ronald Reagan’s first term in office.
I can definitively say that Democrats are reaching new levels of desperation as their crusade against Kavanaugh has begun to falter. Their vows to initiate yet more investigations of Kavanaugh if they take the House in November are just the latest sign of how desperate the party is.
And another reason for everyone who cares about this country to get out and support the Republican Party in November.
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