This whole Brett Kavanaugh thing is getting out of hand. It was pretty clear from the start the “sexual assault” allegation was merely a delaying tactic, an attempt to “run out the clock” until a hoped for “Blue Wave” in November gives the Democrats a majority in the Senate, allowing them to continue blocking any additional Trump nominations until another hoped for success in 2020 returns the Presidency to the Democrats. That’s leaving aside whether that supposed “Blue Wave” will materialize. And while it was pretty clear from the start as time progresses and the demands become more and more unreasonable any benefit of the doubt that this is based on real belief of wrongdoing and not simply cynically applied stalling tactics gets washed away.
The mantra, the “script” is that Kavanaugh is “credibly accused” so we need to hold things up while this is investigated. Everybody’s saying “credibly accused.” What part of this is in any way credible? Is it the part where Ford has had different conflicting versions of her story? Is it the part where every single one of the witnesses she named has said the events she described didn’t happen? Is it the part where she demands more and more onerous conditions before she’ll appear before Congress to testify? Which part was in any way “credible”?
One of the things demanded is an FBI Investigation. The FBI has already investigated Kavanaugh’s background six times and found nothing wrong. As for this particular allegation, what’s to investigate? At this late date, there’s no physical evidence to collect. There’s no security footage. All there is to possibly take evidence from is the statements from possible witnesses. And Congress already has that. None of them, not one, corroborates Ford’s story. Not. One. The only part of any investigation left is taking Ford’s own official statement–you know one where she could be charged if found to be lying to investigators (see the Martha Stewart case for how that works)–the one part that Ford is resisting making. Now, normally, taking the alleged victims statement would be the start of an investigation but we can go with it being the last part this time because it’s really all that’s left.
But wait, there’s more. Once it started looking like Ford’s incredible (as in “not credible”) accusation was losing traction another one comes out, this one even more outlandish and less credible. More stalling.
So, what’s next? What are they going to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of next?
I have some suggestions:
Brett Kavanaugh violently suppressed the Spartacus slave revolts (just ask Corey Booker since he claims to be Spartacus).
Brett Kavanaugh was the shooter on the grassy knoll.
Brett Kavanaugh shot the sheriff (investigate his claim that he did not shoot the deputy).
Brett Kavanaugh kidnapped the Lindbergh baby.
Brett Kavanaugh was the kidnapped Lindbergh baby.
Brett Kavanaugh betrayed West Point and framed Arnold for it.
Brett Kavanaugh opened fire on Fort Sumter.
Brett Kavanaugh caused the Apollo 13 fire.
Brett Kavanaugh rejected an Austrian artist’s application to art school.
Brett Kavanaugh started the Chicago Fire
Come on Dems. I came up with these off the top of my head. I’m sure you can be much more creative. Let’s see what you’ve got.
And then we’ll see what you’ve got in November.