If you missed the Senate hearing with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr Christine Blasey Ford last night, you missed an important moment in history.
Dr Ford came across as credible and decent and she has my sympathy. Ultimately, however, I believe she is mistaken; in particular her inability to remember a day or date of the alleged sexual attack is fatal to her claim. I believe the evidence, and I also believe lack of evidence is evidence that this did not happen. There is no corroborating evidence in this case; it falls well below even basic standards of proof.
Brett Kavanaugh was on trial for more than a seat on the Supreme Court. He was fighting for his reputation and his family and he fought back hard. Some people have said he was too angry. I don’t know about you, but if I were wrongly accused of attempted rape, gang rape and seen my entire reputation and character destroyed in less than a week and my family torn apart, I’d be hopping mad. But then that’s just me.
Watch Kavanaugh give the speech of his life:
When you have finished watching this, you can watch Senator Lindsey Graham tell some home truths about the Democrats who are responsible for this entire circus.
Finally, many have said it was unfair on Dr Ford to have to testify in public and in this manner. It was unfair. The Republican Senators offered Dr Ford a private hearing, they offered to fly to her in California, but the Democrats scuppered this. They did so because they wanted the ‘optics’ of Dr Ford being questioned by an all-male GOP Senate committee. The Democrats calculated that this would benefit them politically in the upcoming mid-terms. In the end a female prosecutor was hired instead.
This is what the Democrats do. People are pawns to them. People are disposable. They will do whatever it takes to get to their imagined utopia and if that means dragging a woman who believes she was sexually assaulted on to national TV then so be it. They are despicable.
Whatever happens, we can only hope that when all this ends both the Ford family and the Kavanaugh family will recover from this.
But the stain on the Democrats will remain for decades.