There is entirely insufficient evidence to prove even one of the terrible allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
The Left’s attack on Brett Kavanaugh has been as salacious as it has been stupifying. In less than one week’s time, Kavanaugh who has been investigated by the FBI 6 times in the past and currently right now, went from being accused of groping a girl in high school to being the head of a ‘gang rape ring’ who drugged girls at parties over a period of years. But as the unfounded and unsubstantiated accusations continue to pour in from the desperate Left, a curious thing is also beginning to take place.
Since none of the accusations are accompanied by proof of any kind, and as the accusations themselves get wilder and crazier, the Left has subtly started to switch the debate from sexual assault to trying to make the case that he doesn’t have the ‘temperament’ to be a Supreme Court justice. And they are trying to say that his behaviour at college parties 32 years ago correlates directly to his ability to write opinions on America’s highest court in 2018. Well, if that’s the case, we need to call for an immediate investigation of every senator from their time in college.
The Democratic Left committed vast overreach when they rolled out the absurd claims of Julie Swetnick, and it may be the very thing that will be their ultimate undoing.
FROM NATIONAL REVIEW: A very strange thing happened over the weekend: If you follow Twitter closely, you’ll notice that the debate over Brett Kavanaugh moved significantly from the central question of last Thursday’s hearing — did he commit sexual assault? — to a raging debate over whether he lied about high-school slang, college drinking, and inside jokes, and whether he was just too “angry” to be a Supreme Court judge.
This torrent of commentary (most of it silly, including competing, furious arguments about how people described anal sex in 1982) obscures an important development: The sexual-assault claims against Kavanaugh are in a state of collapse.
Let’s deal with the easiest issue first. The day before the hearing, Michael Avenatti released a “declaration” by a client, a woman named Julie Swetnick, claiming that she saw Kavanaugh “waiting his turn” for gang rapes after facilitating them by spiking or drugging the punch at high-school parties. She claimed that she went to multiple such parties and was gang raped at one of them, though she would only assert that Kavanaugh was present on that occasion.
The claim against Kavanaugh was transparently absurd. The idea that a person would repeatedly attend gang-rape parties and that the existence of these parties (which would presumably generate multiple victims and bystander-witnesses) remained utterly secret for decades is nonsense. But left-wing Twitter took up the claims with a vengeance, dragging anyone who dared express doubt through the mud. After all, didn’t the Catholic Church scandals prove that crimes could be concealed? Didn’t Sixteen Candles have a subplot about a drunk male geek sleeping with a drunk popular girl? (Yes, that was an actual article in Vox.)
But then the Wall Street Journal did some actual reporting, “contacting dozens of former classmates and colleagues,” only to find it “couldn’t reach anyone with knowledge of [Swetnick’s] allegations.” Moreover, “no friends have come forward to publicly support her claims.” Again, she alleged repeated gang rapes. Yet there are still no other witnesses.
It also turns out that a former employer, a company called WebTrends, once sued Swetnick for defamation and fraud. Among other things, it contended that Swetnick engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct and then, “in a transparent effort to divert attention from her own inappropriate behavior,” made uncorroborated sexual-harassment complaints against the two men who accused her of such behavior. READ MORE