RUSH: In this letter that Kavanaugh has written — and the White House released this. So this is not Kavanaugh independently. The White House is standing by Kavanaugh.
Trump is standing by Kavanaugh. In this letter to Grassley and Feinstein, Kavanaugh says, “I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out.” It begins, “Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair process is foundational to justice and to our democracy.
“At that time, I sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 31 hours and answered questions under oath. I then answered more questions at a confidential session. The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined.” Twelve hundred! One-thousand-two-hundred questions! That’s “more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined.
“Only after that exhaustive process was complete did I learn, through the news media, about a 36-year-old allegation from high school that had been asserted months earlier and withheld from me throughout the hearing process. First, it was an anonymous allegation that I categorically and unequivocally denied. Soon after the accuser was identified. I repeated my denial on the record and made clear that I wished to appear before the committee. I then repeated my denial to committee investigators — under criminal penalties for false statements.
“I asked to testify before the committee again under oath as soon as possible, so that both Dr. Ford and I could both be heard. I thank Chairman Grassley for scheduling that hearing for Thursday. Last night, another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago was published. Once again, those alleged to have been witnesses to the event deny it ever happened. There is now a frenzy to come up with something — anything — that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring.
“These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed — will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.” That’s right, and that’s exactly what the left wants. Make no mistake. The left would be happy if all decent people punted and said, “I want nothing to do with government.” Nothing would make them happier.
Judge Kavanaugh is exactly right about that. He continues, “As I told the committee during my hearing, a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I will always be. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out.
“The last-minute character assassination will not succeed. I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women. Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character. I am grateful to them. I owe it to them, and to my family, to defend my integrity and my name. I look forward to answering questions from the Senate on Thursday. Sincerely, Brett M. Kavanaugh.”
Well, he may be there, but he’ll be the only witness. Meaning, I don’t think Dr. Ford will show up — and particularly now. She’s got more reason not to show up. “Kavanaugh simply refuses to go away! Kavanaugh simply will not admit it. Therefore, I can’t! I can’t… I can’t… I don’t feel safe with him there. No, I can’t. I won’t. Especially since Kavanaugh gets to go last.” How about her stipulated conditions? (summarized) “Not under oath. Kavanaugh goes first. Kavanaugh can’t be in the room when I am.”
Yeah, it was a demand! If they agreed to that… Well, they didn’t. They haven’t. (Ahem.) They didn’t. But that’s what I meant in the first hour. They are standing… I don’t know any other way to say it. America, the United States of America is an exceptional, different, and unique country for a host of reasons. At the top of the list of those reasons is our system of justice. The rule of law. The rule of law is what equalizes everybody in the eyes of justice — which are blind, by definition.
And it is fundamental in our system that anybody accused is presumed innocent and the people doing the accusing have to prove it. In tinhorn dictatorships, in communist countries and totalitarian regimes, it is true that the accused is automatically guilty. This is what the left seeks, particularly in politicized events, and since they’ve politicized everything, this is what they seek. Once accused, a conservative is guilty and will be denied (if they can do it) a chance to prove innocence.
But regardless, the accused is guilty. The accuser need not provide evidence. The accuser need not provide corroboration. The word of the accuser is all that is needed, particularly in politicized events involving men and women. That stands America on its head. If that ever became our rule of law, that would be the end of the rule of law. It’d be the end of America as you and I know it in the criminal justice system. It would be the end of any effort to exonerate oneself against any charge, false, legitimate, what have you.
The burden has always been on the accuser, the prosecutor to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. What the left is angling for is outside of court, the establishment that in politicized events the accuser is always right because they are always going to be the accusers. It is part of their politics to accuse their opponents of crimes. Including, thinking differently is a crime. Being conservative has become a crime on the left — a prosecutable, punishable offense.
Witness A for this is Brett Kavanaugh. Prior to him, it was Judge Bork. Then came Clarence Thomas. So the American justice system is in the process of being stood upside down, and it’s been taking place in our educational system. I don’t know how many generations. At least one. You know, a generation is 20 to 25 years. So maybe, maybe as many as two generations of young people have been taught today that the American system of justice is destroying conservatives.
Conservatives equal old white men who need to shut up finally and go away and let everybody clean up the mess that they have made of the world! So the American system of justice, as taught to young skulls full of mush, is destroying conservatives, however and whenever. That is what young people have been taught justice is, and that’s why such treatment of Kavanaugh is applauded. It’s considered to be justice, because Kavanaugh’s guilty. He’s a conservative, and that means he did whatever the left thinks of all conservatives.
“He did it because he’s conservative! Conservatives abuse women. Conservatives oppose women and minorities. Conservatives want you to suffer. Conservatives this and that.” This is what people have been taught. I want to ask some of you a question. I know you’ll never be able to answer it, but I just want you to see the answer for yourselves in your lives. I got a note recently from a new grandmother. A woman’s daughter has just given birth to twins, and the woman told me that her daughter’s friends — not her daughter ’cause her daughter’s twins were girls.
She told me that young Millennial new mothers feel very bad that their children are boys in the age of Weinstein and all of these sexual abusers. Now, stop and think about that. They are disappointed that their child is a boy. Now, these are women who had the baby; so I know what you’re thinking. “Well, maybe they might start aborting.” Yeah, nothing would surprise me on that side of the score. But just the fact that because of media coverage of Weinstein representing all men… See, this is what the left does!
Weinstein… Even though he’s a liberal Democrat, even though he’s a Clintonista, Weinstein has come to represent all men. Ditto, Leslie Moonves at CBS. They’re all liberal Democrats. Bill Clinton, liberal Democrat. These are all guys who did it! Bill Cosby, liberal Democrat! They’re all liberal Democrats. The guys who did it! Clarence Thomas didn’t do it. Kavanaugh didn’t do it. But because of the coverage of this by the Drive-Bys — and no doubt what these women were taught in women’s studies classes — they now feel remorseful that their child is a little boy.
They were heard to say that they’re gonna have to work really hard to raise a good young man. This is how subtle it is. So young mothers think that they are raising young predators in waiting, and they’re frightened by it. Now, who could make that happen? Who could cause that kind of an attitude among young mothers? Yep! That’s right. The American left and the Drive-By Media. Anyway, as to Brett Kavanaugh, thank God for his spine. Thank God for his backbone and his stick-to-itiveness and his… Well, he likes himself.
He’s not ashamed, he’s not embarrassed, he’s got nothing to apologize for — and he is a perfect nominee from Donald Trump in this regard. It will have no effect on the left, by the way. They will twist and turn his letter into confirmation that the allegations are true. “Why else would he be so panicked?” they will say. “Why else would he go to such great lengths to defend himself if it weren’t true?” they will say. I’ve been there. I’ve seen it. This is how they react.
“Look! We got Kavanaugh! He wrote a letter. He’s now denying it. That means we got him,” and they’ll start on this new thing that Kavanaugh has now admitted his culpability with this flat-out denial. “He must be worried that people are believing it,” they will say. That’s how it all works. I understand also that Senator Orrin Hatch is really, really angry at all of this last-minute charade behavior going on by the accusers and their sponsors. I hope he’s not the only one.