Brett Kavanaugh

A Dress Rehearsal for Impeachment

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

For what is being done to Kavanaugh is, if Democrats take control of Congress in November, a harbinger of what is to come. The assault on Kavanaugh, turning a man known for his integrity into a youthful Jack the Ripper in 10 days, is the playbook for what is planned for Trump. The Kavanaugh lynching is a dress rehearsal for the impeachment of Donald Trump. And the best way to fight impeachment is the way the judge fought on Thursday.

'Appalled,' 'pissed,' and 'frustrated': Female Trump supporters react to Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Daniel Allott, Washington Examiner

It would be easy to dismiss these women as conservative die-hards and Republican Party loyalists who would support the president’s nominee no matter who it was. But even though all the women are Trump supporters, they’re not all conservatives, or even Trump voters. The group includes a woman who voted for Bernie Sanders, another who voted for Evan McMullin, at least three former Barack Obama voters, and a Muslim immigrant who only recently gained the right to vote. While geographically and ideologically disparate, the women are united in their belief that Kavanaugh is being treated unfairly.

Make Thursday A National Day Of Prayer For Brett Kavanaugh And Family

With Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination coming to the Senate Floor this week we urge all our CHQ readers, friends and followers to join us on Thursday for a special day of prayer for God’s grace to be upon Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family and that he be brought through this ordeal to a successful confirmation vote.

Do You Trust Kavanaugh’s Inquisitors With Our Future?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Democrats don’t really seem very partial to actual justice as codified in the Constitution as well as millennia of tradition and common law. The presumption of innocence, to coin a phrase, is the golden thread of English and American common law. And it applies to the Public Square as well as the courts. You can’t have genuine justice without it, and you can’t privilege females over males in its application. That’s what the Democrats are willing to do for the sake of power, and it’s precisely why they aren’t fit to govern.

Can We Trust the FBI?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

This is the stuff of totalitarian cultures. If things were different, we could applaud an investigation into Judge Kavanaugh's activities and, I would imagine, so would he.  It would clear his name once and for all and he could go on with his life.  But no one would suggest an investigation by the NKVD or the Stasi would be fair.  What can we say about the FBI, given what we already know? Remember -- sear into your brain -- what happened and vote accordingly in November.

The vanished vestiges of civility

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Surely, traumatic incidents burn more deeply. But this is a person who could not even answer who is paying her legal bills. And we are expected to trust her precise memory from 36 years ago and use that memory to utterly destroy a man who has spent his entire adult life building an impressive career and impeccable reputation? At the very, very, very least, we should summon the spirit of the late Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, who famously invoked Scottish Law to find impeachment charges against ex-President Bill Clinton “not proven.” Only this time, the verdict would actually fit.

Media Sink To New Lows In Their Anti-Kavanaugh Smear Campaign

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

It is apparently impossible for our media to realize that promulgating nothing more than decades-old hearsay with precisely no corroborating evidence is unbecoming and cruel. It is beyond obvious that the media are willing to throw out any and all standards to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. It is absolutely soul-crushing and heartbreaking to realize that they are willing to destroy him as a husband and father to achieve that goal. Have they any decency?

The Reason For The Public Torture Of Brett Kavanaugh

The new radical Left Democrats are punishing Brett Kavanaugh for his beliefs and would like to see his nomination defeated, but what they’d like to do even more is make sure that no one who shares Brett Kavanaugh’s Christian and constitutional conservative values ever again lets their name be put forward for an appointment to the Supreme Court.

Two Women Unravel Christine Blasey Ford’s Story

In this long article stiching together the tweets of Denise McAllister, a woman who knew Christine Blasey Ford in college and Prof. Margot Cleveland, who has carefully unravelled the timeline of her claims, the holes in Blasey Ford's story are revealed in stark detail.

Democrats abused Ford (and Kavanaugh)

Editors, Washington Examiner

These left-wing political hacks purposefully victimized Kavanaugh, concealing Ford’s allegation from everyone, even in closed sessions with Kavanaugh, and then disclosing it as late as possible in the hope that it could delay or prevent a good man's confirmation. Democrats didn't want to help their star witness, they only wanted to use her. They didn't want to get to the bottom of her accusations, they just wanted to keep a Supreme Court seat vacant for two years so a Democratic president could fill it after defeating President Trump. This isn't our speculation. It's what Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, has admitted publicly.

Whatever happened to the old Dianne Feinstein?

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

California’s so-called jungle election system has pitted Kevin de Leon as the challenger against Mrs. Feinstein in the Nov. 6 general election. This excuses Mrs. Feinstein for saying the silly things, because it’s in no violation of the first rule of politics that (almost) anything goes. Politicians generally figure that they’ll be dead for a long time, so enjoy life now. For the senator at 85, it’s now or never. This excuses the new Dianne Feinstein for renouncing the original (and better) Dianne Feinstein. The original might not recognize the new, and that’s sad for all of us.

Should You Believe All Accusers?

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The question isn't whether one ought to believe "survivors" — of course one should. The question is whether everyone who alleges sexual abuse is, in fact, a survivor of sexual abuse. Not all accusers are automatically survivors. It's our job to determine whether each individual accusation merits belief. And if the answer is no, that isn't an indicator of sexism. Sometimes it's an indicator than an allegation just doesn't have enough support.

The Bizarre World Of Christine Blasey Ford

The past ten days of ritual defamation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh revealed the depth and sophistication of the Far-Left Democrats’ smear machine, but yesterday’s hearing revealed the truly bizarre world of Christine Blasey Ford, the high priestess of the ritual.

Who Really Believes Kavanaugh Is a Rapist?

David Catron, The American Spectator

Christine Blasey Ford is scheduled to appear today so she can finally make her accusations against Judge Kavanaugh under oath. Her written testimony states that she is not happy to find herself testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, “I am terrified.” And well she should be. It’s one thing to make wild claims in the presence of activist lawyers and partisan editors. It’s quite another to repeat them under oath before Congress and the public. If she actually shows up, and makes a false claim today, she will be guilty of a felony crime.

A Judicial Confirmation Hearing Is Not a Trial

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

In the first 150 years of constitutional governance, nominees did not appear at confirmation hearings. After all, their public records were more than sufficient for lawmakers to appraise their suitability, and they could not ethically answer the questions of real interest — how they would decide various kinds of cases. It was better back then. It was particularly better than what hearings became in the 1980s, when television and “borking” made them hyper-politicized — theater that was as much about celebrity senators as judicial nominees.

If they can't prove the charges, senators must confirm Kavanaugh

Editors, Washington Examiner

If Kavanaugh isn’t convincingly proven to be a sexual predator, but the Democrats win anyway — just because they made the whole situation so ugly that no one had stomach for the fight — just imagine the long-term consequences. Imagine what every Republican nominee for a century will be subject to. Even this week, Democratic senators were lending credence to absurd accusations by Michael Avenatti. Then, imagine how Republicans will retaliate. Politics today look toxic. If Democrats defeat Kavanaugh simply by lobbing uncorroborated accusations, Washington politics will become hell.

The Kavanaugh Standard

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

The Kavanaugh Standard will hold that any decision requiring a deliberative consideration of contested positions can and should be decided on just one thing: belief. Belief is sufficient. Nothing else matters. Ultimately, this drama comes down to the choices about to be made by Republican Sens. Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. The question is whether the Senate’s advice and consent for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court should be reduced to simple secular belief. More important is that the entire country is watching now, and we’ll find out soon what the American system of law is going to look like for the next 25 years.

The Vast Anti-Kavanaugh Conspiracy

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Even as the newspapers and the networks acknowledged this story was unproven junk, they kept reporting it and talking about it, speculating about all the political fallout. Worst of all, they asserted that all this unproven junk would put an "asterisk" on Brett Kavanaugh's record. Only if the asterisk led to this explanation: "During his confirmation, liberals shoved aside all their principles about due process and proving a story before printing it."

Democrats use Kavanaugh as stand-in for all perpetrators of sexual violence

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

Remember — Democrats and leftists, the people trying to disrupt this nation socially and politically, continue to encourage public harassment of conservatives. The behavior of the Democrats in the Senate and their representatives on the Judiciary Committee have embraced Maxine Waters' call and are modeling it to the nation with their harassment and attempt to destroy Judge Kavanaugh. These are the people who think conservatives won’t care enough to go to the polls in November. They were wrong in 2016, and now it’s time to prove them wrong again.