(National Sentinel) Character Reference: Last Friday, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, went against is own better judgment and granted yet another testimony delay to Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 36 years ago while both were in high school.
Kavanaugh has been chomping at the bit to refute the highly suspicious allegations but Ford, through her attorney, has continually rebuffed Grassley and Republicans’ outsized efforts to convince her to appear before the committee.
There are a number of reasons why Grassley should stick to his original deadline (Monday) and schedule a vote; this ‘he said, she said’ nonsense isn’t provable one way or the other, and besides, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who said she had Ford’s allegations in July, had her opportunity to ask Kavanaugh about the allegations during his recent confirmation hearings — which Democrats on the committee turned into a clown show.
And yet, for some reason, Grassley is taking the word of one woman over the word of dozens who have long known Kavanaugh and are trying to vouch for his character.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Seventy-five women with long-standing associations with Judge Brett Kavanaugh came forward on Friday to voice their defense of the embattled Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh is accused of committing sexual assault while in high school 36 years ago.
Sharing intimate stories from their personal and professional lives, the women painted a portrait of Kavanaugh greatly differing from that being promoted by Democrats and the media.
Sarah Fagen, a former colleague of Kavanaugh’s from the George W. Bush administration, asserted the women felt compelled to stand with the nominee because the allegation presented does not fit with what they’ve come to know about his conscience and character.
“Women from every phase of Judge Kavanaugh’s life, those who know him best, have stepped forward to say that the allegation being leveled against him is false and we are proud to stand with Brett,” Fagen said.
In her remarks, Fagen said her friendship with the nominee was forged in the early days of the Bush administration when Kavanaugh went out of his way to ensure his colleagues were safe and coping well under pressure in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Others expressed similar things about Kavanaugh. One of them was Maura Fitzgerald, who dated Kavanaugh briefly in college.
She said her support had nothing at all to do with politics and everything to do with the individual.
“I want to make something clear, very, very clear,” Fitzgerald said, according to the WFB. “For me, this is not political, my being here has nothing to do with politics. I am here because I felt it important to share my perspective on Brett’s character and to talk about a man that I have known for over 35 years.”
Kavanaugh has vigorously and unequivocally denied the allegations and has said on multiple occasions he is more than willing to defend himself before the Judiciary Committee. Ford, on the hand, has been vague, defensive, and demanding — all while refusing to comply with one deadline after another.
It is time for Grassley to schedule a vote to confirm him out of the committee so the full Senate can act on his nomination as well.
If Democrats want to govern, let them figure out how to win more elections.