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Thomas Gallatin / September 25, 2018

Kavanaugh Boldly Responds to Allegations

He publicly denies all sexual misconduct accusations and the mischaracterization of his past.

“What I know is the truth, and the truth is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone,” Brett Kavanaugh told Martha MacCallum in a Fox News interview Monday evening. With his wife Ashley at his side, Kavanaugh sought to set the record straight and directly respond to the last-minute, entirely scripted allegations of sexual misconduct that have threatened to derail his Supreme Court confirmation. Ashley pointedly noted, “I know Brett. I’ve known him for 17 years. He’s decent, he’s kind, he’s good. I know his heart. [These allegations are] not consistent with Brett.”

Kavanaugh added, “I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity, and I know I’m telling the truth. I know my lifelong record and I’m not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process. I have faith in God and I have faith in the fairness of the American people.”

Mazie Hirono, the heretofore virtually unknown Democrat junior senator from Hawaii, has found her ticket to relevance with this fiasco. She blatantly argues that Kavanaugh should be presumed guilty because of his conservative judicial views, and her opinion is taken seriously in the media. In this era of identity politics, dominated by the inherently unjust “social justice” concept of group association determining the parameters by which people are to be judged rather than by the specific actions of an individual, what is a person to do who has been judged as “guilty” due to his identity group?

Well, Kavanaugh decided that he couldn’t just sit back and allow the accusations against him to remain a nebulous “she said, he said” argument. While leftists actively attack our judicial system with their presumption of guilt, Kavanaugh has essentially opened the door and invited his accusers to provide proof of their allegations.

In the interview, Kavanaugh laid down three specific and important points that can be definitively proven false if they are not accurate. First, he says he was a virgin through high school and “for many years after.” Second, he never drank to the point of memory loss. By asserting this, Kavanaugh has removed for himself the defense of saying that he may have been too drunk to remember what happened — doubly effective given that both accusers admit drunkenness and foggy memories. And third, he denies having gone to any parties in the area where his accuser said the assault took place. In fact, Kavanaugh reportedly has detailed calendars that he will provide to the Senate Judiciary Committee. That at least proves he was careful and meticulous, even at age 17.

Kavanaugh realizes that he will have to fight for his good name and reputation not only before the Judiciary Committee but before the court of public opinion. He’s not naive to the fact that at least within the mainstream media he’s guilty until proven innocent. Sensationalism sells. The longer someone goes without responding directly to accusations the more the public assumes that person is trying to avoid having to answer the allegation. Kavanaugh has done everyone a favor here, both by publicly responding to the allegations and offering specific details in refutation of the accusations.

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