Here’s the news you need to know on this Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Media Hits Democrats for Politicizing Kavanaugh Accusation
“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough called out “cynical” Democrats for calling for a hearing and then claiming Ford was being ambushed by Republicans who agreed she should be heard out. … CNN commentator David Gergen said Republicans were right to be angry with Democrats about not keeping the information on Kavanaugh a secret until the last minute, “I think it is clear now, Anderson, that the Republicans have a point. This should have been brought up earlier in some fashion so that it could be done as part of the regular process and we wouldn’t have this very strange, odd episode right now,” he said.
Grassley, Collins urge Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford to reconsider apparent refusal to testify
Yesterday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and other top Republicans urged Christine Blasey Ford in a letter to reconsider her apparent refusal to testify next week about her decades-old sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“That it happened or not, I have no idea”
Kavanaugh’s accuser’s classmate is singing a different tune. Cristina King Miranda is backing away from claim that she had heard about Dr. Ford’s alleged assault in high school. In an interview with NPR, Miranda stated, “That it happened or not, I have no idea. I can’t say that it did or didn’t.”
Commentary: I Stand With Brett Kavanaugh
“When I read Christine Blasey Ford’s account of being assaulted when she was a teenager, I felt sick to my stomach. How could you not after reading how she was trapped in a room and pinned down as a boy groped her and tried to rip her clothes off? This is a serious allegation. Ford should be treated with respect, and she deserves an opportunity to share her story. She is not, however, entitled to blind faith that everything she says is true. Judge Brett Kavanaugh also deserves to be heard and should be treated with the same level of respect. But that’s not what we’re seeing,” writes Elizabeth Slattery, legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
When Did “She Should be Taken Seriously” Become “He’s Presumed Guilty Until Proven Innocent?
If women really want to be treated equally then they need to stop asking for special treatment. Sexual assault allegations affect everyone involved, including the accused, which people often forget in this day and age where men accused of misconduct are often presumed guilty until proven innocent. The men involved are often someone’s husband, father and son. Women have a responsibility to be sure they’re accusing the right man before they set out to shred a man’s reputation and ruin his career with allegations filled with holes and fuzzy on details.
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