He said. She said.
“i’m 100% sure it was him.”
Yesterday, like so many in the country (even my dog, who was bizarrely staring at the television) I watched the hearings. For me, Dr. Blasey Ford was immediately credible, human, relatable, kind and terrified. Unless she is severely mentally ill, I believe she is telling the truth and that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her. She spoke his name back in 2012 to a therapist, Does the Republican party really think that this is another vast left-wing conspiracy that’s been in the planning for decades before Kavanaugh was even considered for the position of Supreme Court Judge? Really?
As for Brett Kavanaugh, his anger and tearing up got to me. If I didn’t do what I was accused of doing, I too would be angry and emotional. If my life and name and family were threatened and marred forever, I would also be angry as hell.
But, beer. (I’m sorry, but like Senator Amy Klobuchar, I too had an alcoholic dad and know a lot about this topic and this guy seems like he may very well may be a functional alcoholic.)
And temperament. (Is this a measured personality who can be trusted to be an unbiased judge?)
And partisanship (Unquestionably this man has a major bias against the Democratic party.)
There is no questions that this case should go the FBI to be thoroughly investigated. When things are so murky, and the relationship between the Democrats and Republicans is so insanely divisive and ugly, why not do further digging? WHY NOT? This is a lifetime appointment to the most important court in the country, a court that will decide the fate of Roe V Wade. Can we not wait a few weeks or months to let the FBI do its thing?
And if not, why?
If there is a shadow of a doubt about this appointment, why not move on to the next candidate? And there is more than a shadow of a doubt. You know why. Can you say “mid-terms?” This is a political battle and nothing more.
Gratitude to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. She came forward because she believed it to be a civic duty. Her life will never be the same. She is a victim and a survivor. And she is a patriotic citizen. And I believe her.