A Hawaiian Senator you’ve never heard of before named Mazie Hirono is surprisingly transparent about the fact that the witch hunt against Brett Kavanaugh is, in fact, a witch hunt. “I think we’ve had those kinds of vacancies before, and we certainly had over a one-year vacancy with Merrick Garland,” Hirono said on MSNBC last week. “So the world does not come to an end because we don’t fill all of the nominees.”
Before the sexual misconduct allegations even surfaced, on the first day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, Hirono appeared on MSNBC to broadcast that Democrats will “do our best” to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed.
After the sexual misconduct allegations by Christine Ford were made public (and a name was put to the accusations), Hirono made it clear that whether or not the allegations were actually true are secondary. When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper whether Kavanaugh deserved the presumption of innocence just like everybody else, Hirono bizarrely replied: “I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases.” Apparently, Kavanaugh’s legal rulings make him more likely to be a sexual offender?
CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?”
— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2018
She later doubled down on her illogic when asked to clarify the answer she gave to Tapper, in an interview on MSNBC. “Look, we’re not in a court of law, we’re actually in a court of credibility at this point,” said Hirono. “Without having the FBI report or some semblance of trying to get corroboration, we are left with the credibility of the two witnesses.”
Mazie Hirono would not say earlier that Brett Kavanaugh gets a presumption of innocence: "We're not in a court of law." pic.twitter.com/0PDBCI0Jak
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) September 24, 2018
And today we’re learning from a CNN report that it was Hirono herself who forwarded the allegations of a new accuser to Diane Feinstein.
As per their report: “Hirono told CNN Monday she passed the information along to the office of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel tasked with vetting Kavanaugh’s nomination. Hirono told CNN she heard nothing else about the allegation until The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow contacted her Sunday for a comment about a story publishing the bombshell allegations, which Kavanaugh vehemently denies.”
There is no credible evidence that the new sexual misconduct allegations, these allegedly taking place at Yale University, are true. Just like prior allegations, all witnesses deny the events the alleged victim has presented… and many eyewitnesses weren’t even contacted before The New Yorker ran with the story. And the fact that Hirono only contacted Feinstein about the allegations proves that she’s only interested in working with Democrats (though that’s hardly a surprise, it’s further evidence all this nonsense is political).
I often like Ronan Farrow’s work, but this New Yorker piece is not good journalism. Starting with this: pic.twitter.com/lkMlCV5Hii
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 24, 2018
New Yorker piece doesn’t even confirm that Kavanaugh was at the party, contains an admission of memory gaps by Ramirez due to intoxication, and has numerous people on the record disputing her claim. Once again, I’m awaiting facts: evidence, corroboration, possible testimony.
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) September 24, 2018
Because the claim was so flimsy, it **didn’t** meet the standards for a straight-up “BK did this” story—which is why it was framed as a “**Dems are investigating** if BK did this” piece. Now the Dems are saying, “OMG!! Look at this New Yorker story!! We need to investigate!!” https://t.co/Utssy3Vfae
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) September 24, 2018
If you tell a lie long enough people believe it – so perhaps the strategy is to bombard the public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, knowing that a sizable chunk of the population will be gullible enough to believe them.
Kavanaugh penned a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley today denouncing again the allegations that have been weaponized against him, noting that he made his denial under oath (something his accuser has yet to do).
Kavanaugh's letter: "I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women. Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character." pic.twitter.com/44ApsvHi1Z
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) September 24, 2018
And only a few hours after Kavanaugh’s letter was made public, Mitch McConnell reaffirmed that Democrats won’t be intimidating them out of a vote on Kavanaugh.
.@SenateMajLdr Mitch McConnell: "Judge #Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor, up or down, on the Senate floor. This fine nominee to the Supreme Court will receive a vote in this Senate in the near future." #SCOTUS
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2018
An interview with Kavanaugh, his wife, and daughters, will air on Fox News tonight at 7 PM EST on the show “The Story” with Martha MacCallum. It’ll be hard to watch without trying to imagine what kind of sociopaths could possibly want to destroy that family (though from the behavior Democrats have exerted the past two weeks, we don’t have to do much imagining).