The eyes of the world, and by that I mean the giddy leftist media, have been fixed on Christine Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, and the circus that is Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
In case you’ve been under a rock, here’s what’s going on: Christine Ford brought forward allegations that Kavanaugh drunkenly held her down and groped her at a house party when they were both teenagers before Kavanaugh was even nominated, but Democrats waited until the eleventh hour of Kavanaugh’s confirmation to say anything.
It has had what could no doubt have been the intended effect from the party who vehemently opposed Kavanaugh before they even knew who he was.
The hearing has screeched to a halt.
We’ve seen this all before, of course…when another Republican president nominated another conservative justice: Clarence Thomas.
During Thomas’ hearings, he was accused of sexual misconduct as well. Thomas was given an opportunity to respond to the allegations brought forward by Anita Hill.
The comments he made were impactful and sobering, and I wish they could be played on every cable news channel on loop until sanity is restored to the confirmation process:
Senator, I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in any way that I had conversations of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that I in any way ever harassed her.
A second, and I think more important point. I think that this today is a travesty. I think that it is disgusting. I think that this hearing should never occur in America. This is a case in which this sleaze, this dirt, was searched for by staffers of members of this committee, was then leaked to the media, and this committee and this body validated it and displayed it at prime time over our entire nation. How would any member on this committee, any person in this room, or any person in this country, would like sleaze said about him or her in this fashion? Or this dirt dredged up and this gossip and these lies displayed in this manner? How would any person like it?
The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity. I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person, any person in this free country would be subjected to this.
This is not a closed room. There was an FBI investigation. This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace.
And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. — U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree.