On his blog, Buchanan.org, Pat Buchanan says the GOP Senate should give Christine Blasey Ford an outlet to be heard, Brett Kavanaugh an outlet to refute, and then keep on its schedule to confirm Kavanaugh by October 1 presuming no new evidence arises. He writes (abridged):
Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism.
And what is professor Ford’s case against Judge Kavanaugh?
When she was 15 in the summer of ’82, she went to a beer party with four boys in Montgomery County, Maryland, in a home where the parents were away.
She says she was dragged into a bedroom by Brett Kavanaugh, a 17-year-old at Georgetown Prep, who jumped her, groped her.
Only when Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, laughing “maniacally,” piled on and they all tumbled off the bed, did she escape.
Not until 30 years later in 2012 did Ford, now a clinical psychologist in California, relate, in a couples therapy session with her husband, what happened. She says she named Kavanaugh as her assailant, but the therapist’s notes of the session make no mention of Kavanaugh.
Here the story grows vague. She does not remember who drove her to the party She does not remember whose house it was. She does not recall who, if anyone, drove her home.
Said Kavanaugh in response, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Mark Judge says it never happened.
The Republican Senate should continue with its calendar to confirm Kavanaugh before Oct. 1, while giving Ford some way to be heard, and then Kavanaugh the right to refute. Then let the senators decide.
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