Say a prayer for the forgotten concept of due process, because if any of these Democrats fighting for the party’s 2020 nomination wind up in the Oval Office, it will be a thing of the past. These Democrats are stumbling over each other to be the loudest to call for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment, based on nothing more than some flimsy allegations in a new book from New York Times writers. Allegations that are not only unproven, but are actually denied by the “victim” of the incident itself. We’re in even worse territory than we were last fall, when Democrats were willing to entertain even the wildest accusations against Kavanaugh, no matter how ridiculous or unsubstantiated.
“Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him,” tweeted Elizabeth Warren. “Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.”
Warren is right about one thing: There are some disturbing revelations in the new book, entitled “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh.” They don’t have anything to do with the silly “new” allegations against him, though. They involve Leland Keyser, a lifelong friend of Christine Blasey Ford, who she claimed as a witness to her sexual assault. Keyser, according to reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, does not believe a word of Ford’s story – does not, in fact, even recall a party of the type Ford described.
But there’s no derailing a good smear campaign; certainly, we’re not going to let a little thing like facts get in the way of an old fashioned lynch mob.
“I sat through those hearings,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris. “Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.”
Again, there is a kernel of truth to Harris’ comments. That being: Kavanaugh’s hearing was indeed a sham process. And the perpetrators of the sham were the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath,” Julian Castro tweeted. “He should be impeached. And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter.”
We’re afraid Castro said nothing even mildly true, even from an ironic standpoint.
Democrats are apparently content to turn themselves into the Great Party of Impeachment, though, and we eagerly await their failed efforts to do to Kavanaugh what they can’t do to President Trump. In the meantime, they are proving to anyone with a thread of common sense that they belong nowhere near the levers of power in Washington. That they have as much as they do is already a national disgrace. We should amend that error next November.