Democrats have done an excellent job smearing Brett Kavanaugh’s name from here to Timbuktu, but they have done a very poor job of pretending as though they’re running a fair game. Many senators on the Democrat side of the aisle have already announced that they are a “no” vote on this nominee, regardless of what the FBI investigation turns up. Hell, many of them were on the record before we ever knew about Christine Blasey Ford. Ford’s accusations were not a game changer here for the Democrats; they were merely one more play in their nasty, partisan strategy guide against Brett Kavanaugh. And they are increasingly open about that truth.
To be fair, though, what choice do they have? They can’t put all their chips on Ford, Debbie Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick. It’s clear at this point that these three women were not being entirely honest when they came forward against Kavanaugh. No witnesses have corroborated a single sentence of their stories; Swetnick won’t even corroborate her OWN story at this point. Whether they are partisan, confused, crazy, or deceptive, these women are no longer the threat to Kavanaugh’s confirmation that they seemed to be only a few short days ago. It is only natural, then, that Democrats start pushing an alternative theory of the case, such as the one expressed by Sen. Cory Booker this week.
In remarks to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Booker said that Kavanaugh had damaged his “credibility” and demonstrated an inappropriate “temperament” in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“My hope is that we ask ourselves whether this is the right person,” he said. “Ultimately, not whether he’s innocent or guilty – this is not a trial – but ultimately, have enough questions been raised that we should not move on to another candidate?”
What a devastating precedent that would set for our entire confirmation process. If you went back and asked Booker his thoughts on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, would he not have requested the same? What about Neil Gorsuch? The accusations against Kavanaugh may seem credible to the mainstream media, but they are, as yet, wildly unsubstantiated. An unsubstantiated, uncorroborated accusation is equivalent to no accusation at all in the eyes of the law. It should be the same in the eyes of the Senate.
And, given that these Democrats have no intention of confirming Kavanaugh even if Ford, Ramirez, and Swetnick all come forward to admit that they are lying, we suppose it is the same. These accusations literally don’t matter to Democrats like Booker. They’re just a convenient excuse to keep obstructing.