Commentary on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh


Andrew Harnik

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

While the media and democrat senators pound their gavels “GUILTY” and destroy the reputation of Brett Kavanaugh, this informed citizen is forced to wonder why is the accuser is not forced to substantiate her claims?

After watching the Kavanaugh/Ford hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am flabbergasted that few media outlets are covering the glaring holes in Ford’s story. 

I am convinced something happened to her but pinning it on Kavanaugh is a stretch. A big stretch. 

During the hearing, Ford told prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell, that she didn’t want to come to Washington to meet with the committee due to a fear of flying. Mitchell pointed out that, according to records, Ford is a frequent flyer. She travels by plane, yearly, to visit family in Delaware. She has traveled to Hawaii, Costa Rica, South Pacific islands, and French Polynesia. Ford also stated that she was not informed of the Senate’s offer to come to her, but Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the committee, introduced documents during the hearing, showing that exhaustive efforts were taken to accommodate Ford, including bringing the meeting to her in California. 

Ford can not remember where the alleged incident occurred. She can’t remember what house or even what street it was on. She’s also not sure how old she was or what grade she was in. She has changed her story from “in the early 80s” to “mid 80s” to “1982.” Yet, she’s sure it was Kavanaugh in the room that night. 

Ford has changed her story about who was there during the alleged incident. First, there were four people. Then there were three. Now it’s changed to two women and two men. None of the witnesses corroborates her story though. Mark Judge, Leland Keyser, Patrick Smyth were named as witnesses by Ford. Each of the three gave sworn statements under penalty of perjury stating they have no recollection of any party or an incident involving Kavanaugh and Ford. These statements fly in the face of Ford’s claims. In her letter to ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Diane Feinstein, Ford claimed she had spoken to Keyser and Smyth right after the “assault.” 

Ford claimed to have spoken about the incident during marriage counseling in 2012. The records do not mention Kavanaugh’s name. 

Ford is an accomplished woman. She began teaching at Stanford University in 1988. She teaches research design and education clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, but during the hearing she did not know the definition of the word “exculpatory.” The letter that she, with the assistance of her lawyer, Debra Katz, submitted to the polygraph examiner, seems to have been written from someone with mentality of a 12-year-old. Her body language and behavior during the hearing tells me that she was putting on an act to acquire sympathy. 

Lastly, Ford claimed that she didn’t want her story to become public, yet, her social media accounts were scrubbed before the letter was “leaked” to the press. Her polygraph exam was performed on August 8, 2018, a month before she sent the letter to Sen. Diane Feinstein. 

Democrats are engaging in a smear campaign to keep The Supreme Court from going 5-4 Conservative, so they take accusations without corroboration and defame Kavanaugh. 

If Kavanaugh is kept from his well-deserved seat on The Supreme Court, every male in America should take cover. None is safe from a woman with a grudge, or a political axe to grind.