Brett Kavanaugh is the most talked about person in America right now, but the timing of allegations against him are nothing short of trivial.
That’s not to say he isn’t guilty of what he’s being accused of, but for the common man it does seem a bit fishy.
One need only to look at his professional career to come to this conclusion, dating back to his time as the attorney who wrote the Starr Report on Bill Clinton’s extramarital affair as President of the United States.
For those who don’t remember, then president Clinton was ultimately impeached for lying about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. One would think that people would attempt to discredit the man then, when the subject itself dealt with the harassment of a woman, but there wasn’t a peep.
A few years after the case, Kavanaugh served as an assistant to President Bush, as well as became White House Staff Secretary. Both were prominent roles in the administration, and still nobody had ever accused the man of wrongdoing.
Following his time at the White House, then president Bush nominated Kavanaugh to the Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, which many consider to be the second highest level court in the country, after the Supreme Court. After a contentious confirmation process, Kavanaugh was ultimately confirmed in 2006, three years after his nomination. During that time there we no accusations of any wrongdoing.
After his time on the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh was then nominated for a spot on the Supreme Court in July of 2018. Since then he has been the subject of numerous attacks on his character, including allegations of sexual assault from when he was in high school.
His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had sent a letter to her representative which was forwarded to Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein accusing Kavanaugh back in July. Since then, Feinstein has sat on this letter until weeks before Kavanaugh was to be confirmed.
The left will say the recent #metoo movement has played a huge role in allowing women to feel free about exposing the men who have wronged them, but there are those who believe that’s just a cop out. If people like Feinstein really believed these claims, why would she hold onto this information for nearly three months before speaking up?
While there may be some credibility to what Ford says, the fact that Democrats waited so long to bring it up wreaks of desperation.
This isn’t the first time Democrats have used allegations of sexually inappropriate acts in the Supreme Court confirmation process. In 1991, during Clarence Thomas’ confirmation process, a woman by the name of Anita Hill came forward to accuse Thomas of harassing her while she worked for him. During her hearing, Hill was asked why, after allegedly being harassed, she chose to follow Thomas to his next job.
Again, this is not to say these women weren’t harassed, but the timing of things doesn’t seem to add up. If the pain of coming forward and opening old wounds is so great why wait until the most eyes possible would be watching?
Kavanaugh has denied these accusations, saying “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Time will tell if this situation will prevent Kavanaugh from being confirmed, but it’s worth noting that Democrats have tried this before, and, if successful in squelching Kavanaugh’s confirmation, they will do it again.