Brett Kavanaugh faces multiple allegations of sexual assault, but he's demanding confirmation to the Supreme Court anyway.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has now been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, but he's not apologizing or withdrawing. Instead, he's demanding senators vote to confirm him immediately.
In a letter to Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kavanaugh complains about the allegations of assault from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and lewd exposure from Deborah Ramirez, dismissing them as nothing more than a "frenzy to come up with something" to prevent a vote on his nomination.
Kavanaugh even goes so far to say that accusations against him "debase our public discourse."
Kavanaugh does not merely defend himself in his letter; he claims the allegations against him are a "threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country."
And if he is not confirmed because senators believe his accusers, rather than his denials, there will be serious consequences.
"Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed — will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service," Kavanaugh writes.
Without evidence, the unpopular nominee insists that there is a "coordinated effort to destroy my good name."
Kavanaugh is certainly not entitled to a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land. But in his letter, he is demanding exactly that. He cites support from women who have praised him as evidence of his character, while saying that those accusing him of assault should not be taken seriously or even considered.
Notably, he does not call for a full and thorough investigation by the FBI, which Trump's White House is blocking. If the Supreme Court nominee is so convinced of his innocence, one would expect him to welcome a thorough investigation that would exonerate him.
Instead, he simply says he looks forward to testifying before the Senate, where Republicans have already made clear they intend to vote for him regardless of what happens during the hearing.
Republicans have made it clear that nothing in Kavanaugh's history — not even attempted rape — will convince them not to put Kavanaugh on the court.
Like Trump, the admitted sexual predator who nominated him, Kavanaugh appears to be demanding a pass on credibly alleged abhorrent behavior, and effectively throwing a tantrum because he might face consequences for his actions.
Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.