Christine Blasey Ford has made an allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, claiming that in high school, Kavanaugh tried to rape her. She says that Kavanaugh was stumbling drunk, pinned her to a bed, tried to take her clothes off and ended up groping her through her clothes.
Ford has worked as a research psychologist for Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and as a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. She now works as a professor of clinical psychology at Palo Alto University.
Democrats are running with the accusation, saying it is a credible accusation and should place the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, on delay until an FBI investigation can be done.
Kavanaugh categorically denies what happened and supposedly, one other person who was present at the same party says he doesn’t recall anything like what Ford claims to have happened.
On CBS This Morning, a very liberal and pro-Democrat network, they also appear to be taking the accusation against Kavanaugh as the truth. They pointed out that at least one Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Flake of Arizona wants to know more about the allegation before casting a vote for Kavanaugh. That is not a surprise since Flake lives up to his name with his flaky politics which has made him one of the President Trump’s biggest critics among Republicans. I once referred to Flake as a RINO and someone replied that he’s so RINO that he is both the horn and rear end.
One of the hosts asked Debra Katz, Ford’s attorney the following question:
Nora Daniels asked:
“Why does your client believe that Judge Kavanaugh’s alleged behavior in high school disqualifies him from becoming a Supreme Court Justice?”
“She hasn’t take that position. She came forward to tell her representatives about a very traumatic event that occurred to her that the nominee committed. She believes that it bares on his character but she has not taken a position that he should not be confirmed.”
I have to note that Katz’s representatives in Congress are Democrats, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is known for her anti-Trump stance on many issues. Why after all these years is she suddenly speaking out if not intending to influence and hinder the confirmation of Kavanaugh? If Ford wasn’t trying to influence and hinder Kavanaugh’s confirmation, why, after wishing to be anonymous for several months did she wait until the very week of the vote on Kavanaugh by the Senate Judiciary Committee?
Additionally, Feinstein is being criticized by some for not revealing the letter she got from Ford shortly after Trump announced the nomination of Kavanaugh. Feinstein said it was to protect the identity of the author who at the time wished to reman anonymous, but anonymity didn’t stop the New York Times of their recent op ed hatchet job of President Trump.
Does the attack on Kavanaugh remind you what happened to former Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama special election to fill the vacated seat of Jeff Sessions?
If you recall what happened last year, Moore was the overwhelming favorite to win Sessions’ Senate seat. Like Kavanaugh, Moore was a strong constitutionalist who ruled by law and not agenda.
Then some liberal Democratic women made allegations of sexual misconduct against Moore.
One of Moore’s accusers claimed the incident took place in high school and boldly showed Moore’s signature in her yearbook, which he denied. The signature was later proven to be a forgery and her accusation, along with those of several others were proven to be false, but the damage was enough to cost Moore the election and the Senate seat went to a Democrat, with the blessing of many Senate Republicans.
“Birmingham, ALABAMA — Court documents related to Tina Johnson, an Alabama woman who claims that Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore groped her in his office decades ago, may raise questions about Johnson’s motives in making the accusation.”
“The documents, reviewed by Breitbart News, show that Moore represented Johnson’s mother in a nasty custody case for Johnson’s then 12-year-old son, Daniel Sitz. In the case, Johnson was repeatedly painted by Moore’s client as an unfit, absent, and unstable mother and was accused of taking her son from his elementary school against his will. Johnson’s mother was ultimately awarded custody in the case.”
“One affidavit signed by Johnson’s mother while she was represented by Moore accused Johnson of having a ‘violent nature’ and noted that she ‘has been treated by a psychiatrist when she was approximately 15 years of age.’ Johnson was a teenage mother.”
“Separate criminal documents show that, as late as 2010, Johnson was arrested and pled guilty to felony fraud charges related to checks belonging to a family member. She also entered a court drug program.”
Since there is nothing to prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed, is this allegation, which has very questionable timing, nothing more than the same ploy used to stop Moore now being used to prevent the confirmation of a sound conservative constitutionalist to the US Supreme Court?
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