Delaying the Kavanaugh Senate vote in October did not help anyone except those smearing the good man who now sits on the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised that Kavanaugh would be confirmed, and he was, but his strategy may have kicked away Democrats who might have supported the nominee. By giving an unnecessary platform to Kavanaugh’s accusers, McConnell provided political cover for every Democrat in the chamber facing tough races at home. Also, delays like that simply facilitates more false accusations and future precedent to continue this kind of character assisination.
No court of law would allow a witness to completely take over the scheduling as Kavanaugh’s opponents did. But like the failure of a superior army to advance to win a battle, the dilly-dallying by the Republican leadership led lost opportunity. Relatively few Americans watched the entire hearing, instead, seeing only headlines and sound bites, spun by a media determined to sink conservatives. This is fake news in its worst form. Sexually explicit allegations are politically deadly, no matter how false and implausible they are, and the GOP-controlled chambers should never err in giving the other side a platform.
Sexually obscene testimony that is uncorroborated should not be allowed and given credibility by the Senate Judiciary Committee or any other official chamber. Moreover, false descriptions like “attempted rape” should be ruled out of order and prohibited. The #MeToo movement grows bolder all the time, and this was just their latest high-profile hit job against an innocent conservative.
It’s high-time that Republicans take a stand against letting these antics run unchecked. Not only is it harmful to due process and our justice system, but it belittles the credibility of true survivors of sexual assault. Sexual crimes are vile, despicable acts that should be prosecuted swiftly and harshly. To allow the left to take on sexual assault as a new form of victimhood or manufactured political hit is to make a mockery of true victims and the very justice system that Democrats fein to support.
It’s time for steel backbones in the GOP to stop this new growing onslaught against truth.