Kavanaugh Hearing Exposes Power Hungry D.C. Politicians
Published : October 1, 2018
After presenting himself before the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Sept. 4, Kavanaugh has been in the headlines with seemingly new information on a daily basis. Everything came to a head on Thursday, Sept. 27, when Kavanaugh again faced the committee to defend himself against accusations of sexual assault made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
And if you are one of the few people left in the country who has not heard at least a few rumblings about this entire debacle, you are blessed, for you may still have hope. But the rest of us have been inundated with the he said, she said accusations, all of which will not result in finding the truth. And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said as much.
“This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics,” Graham said to the committee, Kavanaugh, and the American people. “And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you [Senate Judiciary Democrats] did to this guy.”
The truth is everyone has gone tribal, and Graham brought into the light the sham of it all. The victim list includes Kavanaugh, Ford, and the American people. For the treatment shown to Kavanaugh and his family, there is clear victimhood. Dr. Ford is a victim, but it is not clear if it is at the hands of Kavanaugh because zero evidence has been corroborated. There is clear evidence of what was done by those who are claiming to defend her. The people “fighting” for Dr. Ford have victimized her greatly.
And the American people have been victimized. But do not imagine the protestors on Capitol Hill who spent days screaming at senators as they passed through the halls. Think about yourself and especially your sons, brothers, husbands, fathers, uncles, cousins, coworkers, neighbors, best friends, and that random guy who sits in the library every night studying to be a lawyer, who one day may become a Supreme Court justice. All of them are victims because they all have targets on their backs.
The vitriol present at the hearing and the following day went peak political putridity. The grandstanding and political speak made any level-headed American seethe in anger. It could be seen in the self-praise of Cory “Spartacus” Booker, who spent time devoted to questioning Kavanaugh to instead explain how it was his lifelong dream to be sitting in that Judiciary Committee seat. And it was his fellow senators walking out of the next day’s discussion of the committee as Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) spoke. And still no one really understands why actress Alyssa Milano was at the hearing, other than knowing that she was invited by ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
In the words of Kavanaugh during his opening statement, this entire process has been “a national disgrace.” He is not wrong.
Most of the average Americans can see the sham that this “process” has become. With one month until the midterm elections, it will be interesting to see how much damage has been done to either political party, or if this entire thing will just be another example of power playing power.