Friday, September 28, 2018

▷ Video: Senate Democrats presumed Brett Kavanaugh’s guilt ahead of Thursday hearing ✅

For the sake of power, the Democrats have flipped long-standing principles of “innocent until proven guilty” upside down.

Even before Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, several Democratic senators said that they believed he was guilty of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford over three decades ago, according to a video montage compiled by several news organizations.

This comes despite the fact that all four witnesses Ford named, including Kavanaugh, have denied being at the party where the alleged assault took place. Take a look at what Democrats have had to say:

“No presumption of innocence”

The controversy surrounding the allegations against the Supreme Court nominee has prompted questions on where the presumption of innocence should lie in a case like this, a question that the left has answered pretty clearly. Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Tuesday that Kavanaugh is not entitled to the presumption of innocence because he is not on criminal trial.

“There’s no presumption of innocence or guilt when you have a nominee before you,” he said. “Find the facts, and then let the Senate and let the American people make their judgment not whether the person’s guilty or innocent, but whether the person deserves to have the office.”

He’s not the only Democrat to feel that way. Several of his colleagues, with the help of the media, have questioned Kavanaugh’s “credibility” in vague terms and likened his nomination to a job interview — one of those job interviews, apparently, where the interviewer is accusing the job applicant of gang rape — wherein, they say, the burden of proof is on him to prove his character.

“There are plenty of reasons to disbelieve Judge Kavanaugh after his evasive and seemingly misleading testimony,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said, referring to Kavanaugh’s previous round of Senate hearings.

Guilty before testimony

One of Kavanaugh’s most outspoken opposers, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), told CNN that Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy discredited him.

“I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases,” Hirono said. “As I said, his credibility is already very questionable in my mind and in the minds of a lot of my fellow Judiciary Committee members, the Democrats.”

Hirono later told MSNBC that “we’re not in a court of law, we’re actually in a court of credibility at this point.” At the same time, Hirono has also said it’s off-limits to question Ford’s credibility.

“I believe Dr. Ford as I refer to her because she makes a very credible case,” Hirono said. “It is really difficult for someone to come forward in this way. Why should she destroy her life? Already there are efforts to cast aspersions on her credibility, to look into her family, all of that… This cannot happen to Dr. Ford.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has said “I believe her” because Ford has “nothing to gain.”

Witch hunt

In remarks that sound more like they came out of a 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, senators like Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said that Kavanaugh must be guilty because he denies everything.

“Well, I have heard, you know, many, many predators say and refute allegations against them,” she said.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) also said that she was certain of Kavanaugh’s guilt for no particularly compelling reason — in this case, his lack of interest in an FBI investigation.

“I believe her because she is telling the truth and you know it by her story,” Gillibrand said. “Judge Kavanaugh has not asked to have the FBI review the claims. Is that the reaction of an innocent person? It is not.”

It’s obvious that the Democrats are throwing away due process for the sake of a cynical power grab. It’s simply shameful.

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