Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans Have a Major Problem
If I told you a secret and you didn’t believe me, but then my therapist confirms we had a conversation about that subject matter five years earlier, would you believe me now?
What if I were a respected professor? What if I passed a lie detector test administered by a former FBI agent?
Well, that’s who Christine Blasey Ford is, the accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
As I said in a prior post, even comparing Ford’s case to Anita Hill and Justice Clarence Thomas in what I call political Karma for President Trump and especially Kavanaugh because of his strange wording in the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal, the #MeToo movement and women everywhere got a small victory today. Finally, the Republicans are doing the right thing, not out of conscious or some newfound morality, but they have been pushed into a corner.
Whether it has been CEO’s such as Les Moonves or A-Listers in Hollywood, we once again have sexual harassment and misconduct front and center, but this time, women have a voice, a powerful voice. The only reason it didn’t work with Anita Hill is that she was two plus decades ahead of the curve. But, as my favorite artist Bob Dylan once said, “the times are a changing.”
Earlier today when the press questioned Kellyanne Conway and she said that Blasey-Ford deserves to be heard and not insulted, that was a powerful and clear message. Whether that message was directed to the White House that you have a YUGE problem on your hands or that was already decided, it was a sign something was up.
Hours later, President Trump said he will let the Senate go through the process. Sure, he casted doubt on the Democrats, etc… but just think of where we are now with this scandal-laden administration. The President who has a long list of sexual assault accusers and admitted payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, now has his own Supreme Court pick facing the same issues.
Like I said, political KARMA.
Of course, we are talking Republicans here so don’t think everything will be on the up and up. Republicans already scheduled a phone conference with Senators and Kavanaugh to discuss this matter. One question- does your doctor give you results over the phone? Yet, something as important as this and that’s how the Republicans react.
Senator Dianne Feinsten already objected to the phone conference saying Democrats were given little notice and considering the severity of the accusations, that’s not how this will be handled. I believe this no doubt will end up with a public hearing, only question: will the Republicans show up?
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.