RUSH: Okay. So after all this, Christine Blasey Ford is not gonna show up for the hearing? She hasn’t accepted the invitation to show up for the hearing — and yet they moved it? They rescheduled. It was supposed to be Thursday, the vote. They canceled the vote, they moved the vote — well, they delayed it — so that they could have this hearing with Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh, and she hadn’t even accepted the invitation to show up, and now her lawyer is saying it’s not her job to corroborate her story?
She’s not the one that has to corroborate her story? (summarized) “No, no, no, no! She’s making the allegation. So she doesn’t have to corroborate anything. It needs to be investigated.” This is no different than Harry Reid saying, “I have a friend that told me that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid his taxes in 10 years,” and the media says to Harry Reid, “What’s your evidence?” And Harry Reid says, “Don’t ask me! You need to go talk to Romney. Romney’s the guy hadn’t paid his taxes in 10 years.”
And the media said, “Oh, yeah! Okay.” So they all ran off and start badgering Romney about why he hadn’t paid his taxes in 10 years. This is exactly what this is! So the woman — who doesn’t say a word about this for Brett Kavanaugh’s entire professional career at various confirmation hearings for the D.C. Circuit court of appeals for everything else that he’s done working in the Bush White House. This woman hasn’t had a word to say, not a thing to say.
And then after every Democrat effort to exhaust — or they’ve exhausted every effort to keep him off the Supreme Court, this thing shows up with Dianne Feinstein saying, “Oh, look what I just remembered I have here. You know, I got this in July, and I just now remembered it.” And now everybody’s saying, “Oh, my God. Oh, jeez. Look what Kavanaugh did!” And they’re just accepting it because, once again, it is not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge. And I am not making this up.
This lawyer who, by the way… Katz is her name. She is a Democrat activist. She is plainly saying it’s not her job to corroborate her story. Her efforts, her legal efforts are funded by George Soros. There is no doubt what this is. We’ve been here before. How in the world can you say that the accuser doesn’t have to corroborate anything? “Debra Katz, the attorney for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said that it is not her client’s job to corroborate her claims.
“Katz said on CNN on Monday that investigators should be responsible for proving Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh held her down and drunkenly groped her while at a party in high school.” So she can make this claim. She doesn’t have to prove it. She doesn’t have to have any evidence. The investigators have to track it down and prove it. But now the Democrats are saying, “Wait a minute. We shouldn’t be investigating this.” Like Kamala Harris, Kamala Harris said, “We shouldn’t be investigating this. The FBI should.”
You know, this woman, Kamala Harris… These people are so dense. Does she not know the FBI does not investigate these kinds of crimes? The FBI does not investigate local crimes, high school drunken party crimes. The FBI doesn’t investigate those. But then again that’s not what this is about. This is about delaying everything so Kavanaugh does not get on the court and the Republicans are playing right along with this.
RUSH: The vote was scheduled to happen regardless what happened with Kavanaugh. But the Kavanaugh story is to obscuring everything else that for the big spenders? I mean, this is a godsend. They’re able to go in and vote on this stuff body even paying attention or cares, and once it’s over, there’s tiny little reporting on it, precious little. But I wanted to pass that on to you nevertheless because there are some things continue to happen, like Trump is declassified some of the FISA documents.
That doesn’t mean they’re gonna be made public right away. Declassifying doesn’t necessarily mean they’re gonna do made public. At some point, they will. So we’re tracking that as well. But just a few sound bites here to wrap up our exclusive coverage of the Kavanaugh smear. Last night on the Fox News Channel… You know, 65 women who’ve known Kavanaugh signed a letter claiming that he’s prince of a guy, perfectly fine, decent person.
This allegation is something they cannot possibly imagine. That 65 has now swelled to 200 women who’ve signed that letter. I don’t know how many of you guys out there know 200 women period — especially if you’re married — and all of a sudden 200 women pop up and say they know you well enough to vouch for your character? (chuckles) Just 200 women period vouching for you! Who can say this? (interruption) No, no! I believe it! Don’t misunderstand! I believe everything. I believe Kavanaugh. I do not believe the woman.
I’m just saying this is astounding, and they’re claiming they don’t have to corroborate whatever it is they’re charging? We’ve got all of these people who personally know Kavanaugh saying it can’t possibly true. They have no experience with him. Two of them appeared on Fox News last night. Let’s see. One of the questions… There names are (let’s see) Maura Cain and Maura Fitzgerald, I believe, here, and Maura Fitzgerald is first. Question: “One of the questions is gonna be whether or not he was somebody who drank heavily in high school who could have potentially blacked out during this experience and yet had committed this act but doesn’t remember it. Maura Fitzgerald, is that a possibility?”
FITZGERALD: No. In all of the times, all the years that I’ve known Brett, even if we had a beer, he was always in complete control. And he was actually one of the guys that if we were at a social gathering, he’d been the guy to look out for other people. He was always in control.
RUSH: “Always in control.” So he was a designated driver-type guy. Here is Maura Cain being asked if she ever saw Kavanaugh drunk, falling down sloppy all over himself.
CAIN: We drank beer. It was legal. I never saw him out-of-control drunk. He always retained his composure. He was a responsible guy. He was someone who did have a beer, but he was never out of control. He never became someone different after drinking.
RUSH: Well, two people. “Never out of control.” You know people like that, don’t you? I do. I have. In high school, I was kind of impressed by the 15- or 16-year-old who was already plotting his entire life and guarding his reputation even then. I mean, a lot of people don’t start taking this stuff seriously ’til they get to college or afterwards. He may have been one of these people. Who was taking seriously his life and the establishment of a reputation because he knew what he wanted to do. It could be this is his general personality. So the next question, “You both dated him. Most people do date several people going through high school and college. Maura Fitzgerald, was he ever physically aggressive to you? What was he like as a boyfriend?”
FITZGERALD: He was nothing about kind and polite and respectful. I’ve known him since high school. I dated him briefly in college and we’ve remained close friends ever since. I cherish his friendship. He has just been such a stand-up guy, full of integrity. I admire him. He never exhibited to me or anyone else that I know — treated no one with disrespect.
RUSH: So in this sordid, tale we have a woman who doesn’t remember where it happened or maybe even who — not sure of the year — sends a letter to Dianne Feinstein saying (paraphrased), “I don’t want to go public! I don’t want anybody to know who I am. I don’t want you pursuing this. But I think I remember this guy falling all over me,” blah, blah, blah, blah. When this surfaces and the Democrats have run out of options, this surfaces… I don’t know. Is there anybody coming forward with knowledge of this woman and vouching for her? I don’t know. I’m asking. Has anybody seen this?
“Well, uh, no, Rush. She doesn’t want to come forward.”
By the way, the Republican Senate caucus is meeting as we speak to decide what to do if the woman does not accept the invitation to show up to the circus on Monday. They’re deciding what to do. They’ve gotta be real careful here. They’ve gotta give her a timeline to accept. They gotta tell her, you know, “By sundown tomorrow you gotta tell us if you’re coming or not ’cause if you’re not we’re gonna do the vote.” They can’t just let her keep the issue open. The United States Senate doesn’t, or shouldn’t, be manipulated this way.
It’s up to senators to make sure that it isn’t. Anyway, we’ve got all kinds of people vouching for Kavanaugh. It seems effortless. It seems people can’t wait to come out and speak up and vouch for the guy. So now we move on to the Drive-By Media. Up next is A.B. Stoddard. She was on the Special Report with Bret Baier show last night. She was on the All-Star Panel, and Bret Baier said, “Okay, the accuser here is a registered Democrat. She’s donated to political causes and progressive candidates. A.B., this does not mean this is strictly motivated by politics. The accusations are one thing. How it was dealt with is another.”
STODDARD: The idea that, uh, some left-wing grassroots (scoffs) some m-motivated person would ruin their life over this (stammers) to try to take the Kavanaugh nomination down is crazy. The reporting backs up what her lawyer said, that she didn’t intend to come forward and was outed.
RUSH: (chuckles) Okay. “So the idea that some left-wing grassroots motivated person would ruin their life over this to try to take the Kavanaugh nomination out’s crazy.” No, A.B., it’s not. It is, in fact par, for the course. It is, in fact, what left-wing activists do! Her life will not be ruined. She will become an instant hero to the left, whether she succeeds in taking Kavanaugh off the court or not. Take a look Anita Hill! She was hired at the provost of this university and then at that university and she’s constantly asked to speak.
She is considered an expert on sexual harassment now. There have been books written about her virtue. There have been movies made about her virtue. Even to this day, Anita Hill is celebrated by the left for her valiant effort to destroy Clarence Thomas. This woman would not suffer any indignities. But the idea that left-wing activists would not do this? This is exactly what left-wing activists do! We’re witnessing it! The idea that a left-wing activist wouldn’t do this while a left-wing activist is doing it is comical.
“No, that person is not speeding,” as they go by you at a hundred miles an hour.
“The idea that a left-wing activist would try to take down Kavanaugh like this is crazy,” while we’re watching it happen. (chuckles) So we’re not only not supposed to believe what we see, we are supposed to believe what we can’t prove, but we are to deny what we see. It’s an amazing set of standards. Up next, F. Chuck Todd who was on the Today show today. The cohost, Hoda Kotb, said, “Tell us about the Kavanaugh nomination. Is it in trouble?”
TODD: I definitely think it’s in trouble. Nothing would surprise me including him… By the end of the week if Judge Kavanaugh decides he doesn’t want to go through this, it isn’t worth it, he doesn’t want to. Maybe he can win, but he doesn’t want an asterisk. I mean, it wouldn’t surprise me if he chose to withdraw and chose to back down. I think a lot, frankly, will have to do with what more do we learn this week? Is there anybody else from their high school days that come (sic) out? I think if any little thing that we don’t know now comes out before that hearing on Monday, I don’t think the hearing happens.
RUSH: So while the accuser has yet to accept the invitation to show up Monday and appear at a circus hearing or whatever, F. Chuck Todd is asking somebody else to come forward! It’s a little dog whistle here, folks. When F. Chuck Todd says, “[I]t wouldn’t surprise me if he chose to withdraw… I think a lot, frankly, will have to do with what more do we learn this week? Is there anybody else from their high school days that come[s] out?”
In other words, F. Chuck Todd is saying, “We’re waiting. We’re willing to help you! Is there any other woman in high school that this guy, Kavanaugh, bullied in similar fashion? We’re waiting for you.” Some might even say that that is a signal that somebody else is gonna show up, that F. Chuck wouldn’t put that out there unless he knew somebody was gonna come out. I don’t know about that. I maybe don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re asking, because that’s what they do. Let me tell you right now: The media is hoping that the woman has an assist, that another woman comes forward from some other period in Kavanaugh’s life.
What would your reaction be if that happened? You gotta be on the lookout for it, folks. Now that F. Chuck has waved a little red flag up there, the message gone out, “We can get this guy to quit if there’s another one of you. Is there anybody out there? Is there is anybody out there, anybody else from their high school days to come out.” Savannah Guthrie then asked form of the question, “Look, just the specter of a public hearing, Chuck. We’ve seen this before. Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas a generation ago. What a high-wire act for both parties.”
TODD: This one is actually in an election year! I remember that. I — I was here in Washington for that, and that was an election year. It was the beginning of a presidential campaign. And it seemed to divide not just this town, but this country. This one — because we’re so close to an election, because of the Donald Trump era — this one feels like a tinderbox. It feels like four sticks of dynamite wrapped in radioactive material. (snickers) It just feels like either side could see this erupt a culture war that defines the rest of the midterm election, the next six weeks in a way that could totally scramble what, uh, the outcomes could be.
RUSH: Well, so F. Chuck signals what he’s hoping for out there, what he’s expecting. They want a nuclear explosion out of all this. They’re not satisfied yet. Kavanaugh hasn’t withdrawn, which is what this is all about.