U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh put on a fact-filled and passionate defense of his name after sexual assault allegations were leveled against him on the eve of a confirmation vote.
“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” Judge Kavanaugh said with the raw emotion and righteous indignation reminiscent of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. “You’ve replaced advise and consent with search and destroy.”
Earlier in the day, Professor Christine Blasey Ford offered her own emotional testimony, though offered nothing to corroborate the allegation.
Judge Kavanaugh, 53, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. President Donald Trump moved on the nomination to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced a few weeks before that he would retire, effective July 31.
The Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings for the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh on September 4. Despite Democrats attempting to obstruct, pay protestors and stage outbursts, they didn’t land a glove on him.
Then, Professor Ford, a liberal activist and Palo Alto University psychology professor, alleged Judge Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high-school party in or about 1982, when he was 17 and she was 15. She can’t be certain of the year, how she got to and from the event, and has even given various versions of the story. There is no contemporaneous evidence.
The allegation, which has been disputed by all parties mentioned in her account, including by her own friend, was made in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She withheld it for 6 weeks until after the committee held confirmation hearings.
Sources tell People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) that the White House was very pleased with Judge Kavanaugh’s opening statement at the hearing. He decided to seize control of his statement and defense.
This article will be updated as the hearing transpires.