If you’re a Republican commentator right now you’re probably pissed off.
Ever since California professor Christine Blasey Ford publicly came forward with sexual assault allegations against Federalist Society-vetted Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the media and general public have been carefully following the drama unfold.
With what seems to be a brazen Democratic constructed witch-hunt on your hands your best bet is to take control of the narrative or enough control to keep those moderate Senate Republicans in line.
Hirono now trying to shame Kavanaugh for being outraged that he’s being smeared with unsubstantiated sexual assault accusations that Hirono and her party hid for six weeks.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 27, 2018
The timing of this is questionable. Be sure to harp on that. Feinstein had the letters and sat on them for weeks while the original Kavanaugh hearings were unfolding. It seems like a last ditch attempt to obstruct a conservative justice from the seat.
Kamala Harris is right — the FBI could have done all this stuff. They could have started months ago but the Democrats held on to the claim so that they could throw up an 11th hour claim, needlessly over-politicizing an incident.
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 27, 2018
Feinstein never gave the letter to the GOP. She and her staff were the only ones who knew about it. Now they're blaming the GOP for the leak. This means they know they caused a self-inflicted injury to the Democrat argument.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 27, 2018
Corroboration. Noun. It means actually having another witness verify an accusation. Sure, Ford may seem credible but the Democrats don’t have that. Why should Brett Kavanaugh lose his seat over a claim without any corroboration?
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 27, 2018
It was loathsome enough when Senate Republicans announced the vote delay a move seen by many of your peers as granting obstructionist Democrats a victory.
Kavanaugh has occasionally gotten cornered on this, but Democrats want him to commit to an FBI investigation to delay the process–so they can try to assassinate his reputation some more. Why would he?
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 27, 2018
Now Democrats call for an FBI investigation, a move that would just provide more time for Democrats wanting to push this vote back passed the 2018 midterms.
.@BenShapiro slams the Democrats and the media on the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 28, 2018
Why is this a surprise? The ABA is a heavily Democrat-leaning organization and has been for years. https://t.co/v9nbW2FKgS
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 28, 2018
Also, they’re hypocrites.
The Dems banging the FBI drum when they themselves poisoned the well for it shows remarkably bad faith.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 27, 2018
On Thursday, Ford and Kavanaugh both testified and were questioned under oath on the Senate floor; an event less like a hearing and more like a media spectacle.
Oh for goodness sake. It was partisan two weeks ago, partisan this morning and it's partisan now. https://t.co/hwuO9ZGJfY
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) September 27, 2018
Before either the accuser or accused spoke there was partisan bickering and senator grandstanding. Senator Grassley used his opening statement to question Feinstein’s conduct, Feinstein used hers to comment on sexual assault as general problem, prompting Grassley to interrupt her.
You can believe both of them. You can believe Ford was assualted. And you can believe Kavanaugh didn’t do it.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) September 27, 2018
This hearing is tricky stuff as a Republican Senator. Again, Ford seems credible. And in the age of #MeToo, it’s not the most politically savvy thing to call the woman a liar. Something probably happened to her and that’s tragic. But did Kavanaugh do it? You’re not convinced.
There is no empirical evidence supporting the gender-biased political view that women who claim to have been sexually assaulted in alleged acquaintance-rape situations tell the entire truth more often then men who are accused and deny the accusation. https://t.co/KaqneUyD4F
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) September 27, 2018
Luckily, Ed Whelan and his Comm shop crafted the perfect Tweet thread to latch onto. If you appeal to doppleganger and are sure to not question Ford’s trauma you’ll be politically correct, get your justice in and may just get re-elected in 2018.
Why would she lie? is not the question. She’s obviously sincere. The question is, Is her memory accurate?
From Elizabeth Loftus book Witness for the Defense pic.twitter.com/XTUDaMjH5E
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 27, 2018
But when Ford testified, it was over. She was compelling and believable. As per usual, Ben Shapiro put it best: “It would take a minor political miracle for Kavanaugh to gain a Supreme Court seat after today’s hearing.”
Ford's testimony was compelling and believable. Kavanaugh's testimony was just as compelling, and just as believable. https://t.co/ldDjhcCn4L
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 27, 2018
But when Kavanaugh was up it was pointedly not over. He played hard ball in his opening statement. He was outraged over unsubstantiated accusations threatening his rightful Supreme Court seat.
Since this is politics, we have to think of it politically. If Kavanaugh comes out with a milquetoast statement, he's done. He has to say that these are criminal allegations and you are condemning me and my family based on uncorroborated claims. Otherwise, his judgeship's over
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) September 27, 2018
The questions that followed were a circus. Democrats successfully discovered that Kavanaugh did, in fact, drink, party and write immature things in his high school yearbook as a teenager.
So far, Democrats have established, beyond any doubt, that a 17 year old boy drank beer and had vulgar humor 35 years ago.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 27, 2018
The highlight was Lindsey Graham.
Lindsey Graham rn pic.twitter.com/BcWc5YJTa4
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) September 27, 2018
The GOP Senator praised for his record bipartisanship shocked the country by forcefully defending Kavanaugh, telling Democrats they want to “destroy this guy’s life.”
I plan to vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/LDj4epYyhc
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) September 28, 2018
When the Senate Republican base and swing votes swore their allegiance to Kavanaugh, it seemed like it was going to come to a vote at a moment’s notice. But Flake complained about process, asking a week delay to investigate Ford’s claims.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 28, 2018
That took exactly 3 minutes. https://t.co/P2IQUDlg12
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 28, 2018
But only time will unravel the rest of this political melodrama the Democrats have made out of appointing a conservative justice to the Supreme Court. And the rest of the saga will surely be just as,if not more, dramatic than what’s already played out.