RUSH: Now, the Kavanaugh circumstance has taken an absolutely despicable turn. Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of the New Yorker and Clarence Thomas fame are now claiming that this story is attempted rape, that Judge Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape the girl when they were both 17 back in high school. This is the girl supposedly locked in the room that didn’t want any of this to come out.
Ronan Farrow’s tweet: A woman alleged to two Democrats that during high school Brett Kavanaugh held her down and attempted to force himself on her, placing a hand over her mouth and turning up music to conceal her protests. How the politicians responded is now a controversy. So you put Ronan Farrow’s name in there, you know, he’s got instant credibility on this. Weinstein, Leslie Moonves.
So, back in a moment.
RUSH: Okay. So now this has gone from being Anita Hill redux to Roy Moore redux. Anita Hill came forward and claimed that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her — while she followed him to every job and career change he made — and the evidence was a pubic hair on a Coke can. Clarence Thomas had had enough of it at some point and gave a great speech on the whole idea of a high-tech lynching. I heard it again yesterday.
I’d forgotten how powerful it was when he was speaking to the entire committee about this whole Anita Hill coming out of nowhere at the very end on the verge of confirmation. Well, now the same thing has happened with Kavanaugh. They’ve gone to every length possible to stop his confirmation, hounding Susan Collins. In fact, they were even bribing her. They were telling her that they were going to — and they did, actually — start raising like a million dollars for an opponent to run against her if she did not promise to vote against Kavanaugh.
She would not give them that. So they have ratcheted up the harassment, including sending her a massive cardboard cutout of male genitalia. All she has said is that she doesn’t like the tactics of these people that oppose Judge Kavanaugh. She doesn’t like the tactics. Now with Kavanaugh himself, it was originally that he had locked a young girl in a room at age 17 in high school, and she eventually got out. Now Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer have entered the scene claiming that this was attempted rape.
Now, if this is true, why wouldn’t this girl have come forward sometime before now? Kavanaugh has been in the news I don’t know how many times in recent years. He has undergone similar congressional hearings, confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his previous posts. He has worked in the Bush administration. He’s been involved in government lawyering for many, many years. Why now? Why all of a sudden now, when every effort to stop him seems to have been exhausted?
We’re told that Dianne Feinstein had this letter for months and she’s been sitting on it, that whoever sent it to her asked her to not do anything with it, which is really odd when you think about it. Why send the letter to a United States senator if you’re then gonna ask, “Don’t do anything with this and keep my name out of it”? Why send it? When I heard that yesterday, it’s like so much of what goes on: It doesn’t make any sense. If you don’t want to be caught up in this, then don’t send that letter!
You obviously want to be caught up in it if you’re gonna send a United States senator a letter. You don’t detail what happened, and then Dianne Feinstein finally decides to release it, turns it over to the FBI. The FBI says, “We’re not gonna investigate this.” Well, that was yesterday. But whoever this is out in California could have come forward many times before now because Kavanaugh’s been in the news many times before, including his previous appointments to the court.
He’s been reported to be on Trump’s short list since before Trump was elected. Trump put together a list of people he would nominate to the Supreme Court, and it was a very important factor in him getting elected, by the way. That’s why he is judiciously following that list because it was. It was one of the stabilizing aspects of Trump. It was one of the things that helped people stabilize their view of Trump. That list of Supreme Court nominees was fabulous.
He has stuck to it, and it mitigated against charges that Trump was a loose cannon and undependable and didn’t know right from wrong, didn’t know conservative from liberal and all. But the point is Kavanaugh’s name has been out there publicly every day for three years minimum now. Why wouldn’t this have been mentioned before? And if the charge was this serious — if it’s attempted rape — why didn’t Feinstein give it to the FBI back in July?
And if it’s true, why hasn’t Kavanaugh told anybody about this as a warning? And why didn’t Feinstein tell other Judiciary Committee members about this? Why did she hold this close to the vest and not say anything to anybody? And why didn’t she asked Kavanaugh about it when they met in private or even when she questioned him in public? Let’s go to some audio sound bites. Let’s see. Nah. This is Trump’s tweets over the hurricane and Puerto Rico. They’re not letting that go.
They think they’ve got Trump now on this hurricane in Puerto Rico and they’re gonna nail him. Let’s see. I tell you what let’s do. Grab sound bites 2 and 3 and 4 to start with — and 5. Yeah. Here’s Clarence Thomas, sunset we’re on the subject. Let’s go back. He was on C-SPAN on Wednesday night. They aired a Federalist Society event that was recorded Saturday in Fort Worth. Justice Thomas spoke, and here is a portion of what he said…
THOMAS: I was asking a friend this week, “What happened to the word ‘honor’?” Think about it. How many peep can you use — in leadership positions today — the word that I used: “honorable”? “Honorable.” Not “the honorable.” “Honorable.” If we could use that word about more people who are in public life — people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings instead of Spartacus. (chuckling)
RUSH: A little dig there at Cory Booker, and what he’s saying makes sense. Where is the honor? Where is the respect for what’s going on? We’re talking about here a judicial nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Where is the honor in simply dealing with the occasion? It’s United States Supreme Court.
It’s the Supreme Court. It’s the law of the land. Where is the treatment of this with any honor and dignity at all? There hasn’t been any! The dignity is long gone. The honor is nowhere to be found. It’s just nothing but despicable, extremist and radical left-wing politics destroying whatever they have to destroy along the way to getting what they want. Same appearance, next bite, Justice Thomas.
THOMAS: If we could use the word “honorable” more often, think about the difference it will make. Then you’ll have a legacy. We will have left the country in better shape morally, structurally, than we found it. But as long as we’re looking at our interests or scoring points or looking cute or being on TV? If you can’t debate hard issues honestly with honor, with integrity, how do we keep a civil society?
RUSH: Well, it’s a good question. How many of you would suggest that we have a civil society now? You remember the mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, she made a big point out of giving protesters space to destroy. We had to acknowledge their rage, acknowledge their anger, and if they wanted to go someplace and do a protest, gotta give ’em space. If they got destroy something to get it out of their system, let ’em do it.
Is there a civil society on college campi today? This Puerto Rican thing, do you know that some group of people Puerto Rican or Latino protesters — I don’t have the name right in front of me — are having a massive protest on September 22nd, next Saturday, at Mar-a-Lago. And of course these people, protesting, that’s wonderful about America. Dissent is how America came to be. You must honor dissent.
Not your kind. Your dissent is designed to destroy, not build up. Anyway, it’s a great point. Here is Justice Thomas. We’re gonna go back and just listen to a little bit of the high-tech lynching remarks that he made. It’s October 11th, 1991, on Capitol Hill during the confirmation hearings. This is after the Anita Hill thing had been brought to light. It was the wife of Senator Paul Simon, by the way, for those of you who weren’t live in ’91 or old enough to pay attention.
Thomas was sailing along, the left was fit to be tied because they considered this to be their seat. Thurgood Marshall, first African-American Supreme Court justice had passed away. George H. W. Bush nominates Clarence Thomas, and they went berserk because that was their seat, they said. That seat belongs to a Jesse Jackson type, not Clarence Thomas. And they raised holy hell.
And they were not able to stop Thomas until at the very end they had persuaded this babe Anita Hill to come forward and claim that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her and it was the wife of Illinois Senator Paul Simon who led that process of going to her, talking to her, and getting her to do it.
There was some other California babe named Susan Hoerchner. She testified looking constantly constipated. I’ve never forgotten it. I had a great impression of Judge Hoerchner. She was an administrative law judge, basically a shrink judge. But it was a circus. And here’s Justice Thomas as a nominee testifying about all this.
THOMAS: This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. It is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves. And it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.
RUSH: Right. He went to talk about how it was Kafkaesque. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wednesday night, Washington, George Washington University School of Law. She spoke and she did a Q&A. And this was part of what she said.
GINSBURG: Justice Scalia, who was certainly a known character, he had been a law professor and written many things, he had been on the DC Circuit, and the vote was unanimous. That’s the way it should be, instead of what it’s become, which is a highly partisan show.
RUSH: There you have it. It’s true. She got confirmed 88 to nothing or 88 to 2, whatever. Justice Scalia, 98 to 2. It was overwhelming. We haven’t seen those days since Robert Bork.
RUSH: Tolland, Connecticut. Chris, great to have you. I’m glad you waited, sir. Hi.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Thanks for spreading the truth.
RUSH: I try. Thank you very much for recognizing it.
CALLER: I just wanted to mention, like when your other callers was saying the outrage about why Congress, Senate, uses taxpayer money to hide things, but I’m just wondering where all the outrage is against Keith Ellison but yet they want to say something about Kavanaugh.
RUSH: Keith Ellison’s one of their guys. They’re not gonna help take down one of their own guys. They couldn’t save Weinstein! They couldn’t save Moonves! But they can save the chairman of the Democrat National Committee. Plus, you know, he checks a lot of boxes. He’s African-Americans, African-American, African-American, African-American. He’s African-American. (interruption) Muslim? Is he Muslim? That’s a big box to check. He’s African-American. Male. I think male could be demerit; so there might be, you know, cis nonbinary, cis nonbinary, African-American.
They’re not gonna willingly take out — they’re gonna see if people will ignore that too. Look, you raise a good point, don’t misunderstand, I’m playing devil’s advocate with you. Don’t expect them to take their own people out. And notice that Democrat voters don’t even care! If they even hear about it. I don’t think the Democrats or the media, they didn’t widely broadcast the sexual peccadillos and oddities of Keith Ellison anyway. Chris, I appreciate the call.