Democrats’ political power play hurt us all

From day one and without waiting to hear any evidence, the Democrats stated that Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth and her accusations against Judge Kavanaugh were credible.

I have stated in a previous letter that the Democrats continually bring up Judge Merrick Garland when talking about Supreme Court nominations. Garland’s nomination by President Obama in March, 2016 was held up for 8 months by the Republican leadership until after the presidential election. Elfers believes as do Democrats that denying Garland even a hearing started the war for control of the Supreme Court. That is patently false. It actually started by Democrats back in 1987 when they smeared Judge Robert Bork and denied him a seat on the Court. Considering today’s debate, Senator Chuck Schumer stated in 2007 when the Democrats controlled the Senate, “We should not confirm (meaning will not confirm) any Bush nomination to the Supreme Court except for extraordinary circumstances.” This was 19 months not eight months before the presidential election. I would add that the Senate Judiciary Committee is fully within its power to hold no hearings and no votes on any potential nominee.

From day one and without waiting to hear any evidence, the Democrats stated that Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth and her accusations against Judge Kavanaugh were credible. In fact, virtually all of the Democrats stated they wouldn’t even support Judge Kavanaugh shortly after he was nominated. This was all political from the very beginning and the Democrats never acted in good faith especially Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA).

Now we are hearing that the truthfulness of Ford is coming into question. Read “Eight Big problems for Christine Blasey Ford story” (9-25), Paul Sperry, NY Post. Sperry writes Ford’s story is growing less believable by the day. Of the eight big problems, probably the most damning is that her own family doesn’t appear to back her up. Mother, father and two siblings are absent from a letter of support from the family. Why didn’t they sign the letter? The letter attests to her honesty and integrity and was signed mostly by relatives on her husband’s side.

There are also inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony of what she said and what we were told. Ford stated she suffers from anxiety, claustrophobia and PTSD. The Judicial Committee was informed that her symptoms prevented her from flying. Despite her fears, she flies to the East Coast every year and has flown to Hawaii and French Polynesia. Ford also changed her story several times. Number of people at the party, location of the party and her account of her attack did not match her therapist’s notes. She testified she didn’t know how to contact her Senator but she apparently knew how to contact her Congressman. Ford has a PHD and two Master’s degrees. She didn’t know how to contact her Senator?

By the time this letter is published, I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be Justice Kavanaugh. What’s unfortunate is that the Democrats will have deepened the divide between the two parties and they’ll never tell their constituents the truth.

Craig Chilton

Bonney Lake

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