Senate Democrats have made it clear that this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, should it take place, will be used as yet another opportunity to tarnish the impeccable reputation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The strategy appears to be to impugn Kavanaugh’s character by portraying him as a hard partying, alcohol fueled high schooler who was out of control.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, who last week told men to “shut up [and] do the right thing” in regard to allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh that occurred almost four decades ago, intimated as much during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
We want to hear — I would be wanting to hear what kind of environment it was in high school,” Hirono said Sunday.
“Apparently, there was a lot of drinking and partying going on,” she continued. “This is why we need an investigation. We need an independent investigation that lays all of that out for us, so there’s at least some chance of some outside entity, like the FBI, doing an investigation.”
CNN anchor Jake Tapper didn’t bother to ask the Democrat to justify her claim that there was “a lot of drinking going on.”
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., echoed the planned tactic of focusing on Kavanaugh’s alcohol consumption — a claim made by the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford — during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week.”
Durbin insisted the alcohol line of inquiry was “relevant to the whole conversation.”
“Dr. Ford has said that they were stumbling drunk at the time this occurred,” Durbin said. “There have been a lot of things said about the alcohol consumed by the judge, as well as by others in his school. That has to be part of any relevant questioning.”
To get an idea of what a clown show Democrats have in store next week, Hirono not only questioned Kavanaugh’s credibility, the sitting US senator had no qualms with denying him a cornerstone of the American legal system.
“Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?” asked CNN anchor Jake Tapper.
“I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases,” she replied. “His credibility is already very questionable in my mind and in the minds of a lot of my fellow Judiciary Committee members.”
The answer being a new standard for conservatives being set by Democrats: guilty until proven innocent.
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