The bombshell accusation that Brett Kavanaugh may have groped a teenage girl at a party when he was 17, could delay his confirmation to the Supreme Court. But is it all just revenge?
As a woman, my first inclination is to give the woman the benefit of the doubt in these sorts of cases. But then I remember how horrible and vindictive some people can be.
We are told that all accusers need to be believed.
I’m old enough to remember that the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty. That’s actually an integral part of our legal system. Funny how that doesn’t get mentioned when we are discussing the guilt or innocence of a Supreme Court nominee against boorish behavior 35 years ago.
There are some serious holes in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s story. Her account of the incident detailed in her letter obtained by Sen. Dianne Feinstein disagrees with her 2012 account in the notes from her therapist. In her letter, she claims that only Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, were in the room, but her therapist’s notes say that there were 4 men in the room, and she didn’t name Kavanaugh or Judge.
(Personally, I think it might.)
And now, a rumor that had been swirling around Conservative Twitter has been confirmed.
Brett Kavanaugh’s mother, Martha Kavanaugh, was the judge that foreclosed on a property owned by Dr. Blasey Ford’s parents.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s mother issued court rulings from her Maryland courtroom in a property foreclosure case involving the home owned by the parents of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, court documents reveal.
The case dates to 1996, years after the party where Ford claims Kavanaugh – President Donald Trump‘s pick to serve on the Supreme Court – got on top of her, groping her while covering her mouth in what she alleges was an attempted rape.
The court document below clearly shows that the judge is Martha Kavanaugh, and the defendants are Ralph G. Blasey and Paula K. Blasey.
The case resulted in a settlement with a lender, allowing Ford’s parents, Ralph and Paula Blasey, to maintain the home. Kavanaugh’s mother issued rulings allowing the settlement to go through.
The home is located in the leafy community of River Falls neighborhood of Potomac, Maryland. The case was brought by United Mortgage & Loan Investment Corp.
Kavanaugh’s mother, Martha Kavanaugh, oversaw the case in Maryland’s circuit court.
She granted a voluntary motion to dismiss the case in January of 1997, state court records reveal. There are no further records on the case after 1997.
Source: Daily Mail
Is that enough for Dr. Blasey Ford to seek revenge for her parents? Who knows. Maybe — maybe not.
Kavanaugh has not only categorically denied the allegations made by Dr. Blasey Ford but that he has done anything like that at any time to anyone. He even denies being at that particular party. Both Kavanaugh and Ford are willing to answer questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
So, we’re back to He Said/She Said. And here, I’m going to state My Personal Opinion™. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s character is impeccable. He has passed six background checks, and not one other allegation has been made against him.
Even if Dr. Blasey Ford is telling the truth, (and maybe she is,) should one, solitary and completely unacceptable, drunken moment when he was a teenager prevent him from a Supreme Court nomination?
If someone dug into your high school past, would you be able to sit on the Supreme Court?
I don’t know about you, but I made some stupid decisions when I was a teenager.
Maybe that’s what we should do — dig into every Democratic Senator’s high school past and see if a single one of them could hold themselves up under scrutiny. I would bet that some of that would be quite revealing.
Meanwhile, let’s just confirm the man already!
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