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Kavanaugh Allegations: Aimed at Justice or at a Justice?

Why would someone sit on an allegation for nearly six weeks, if were about a subject that everyone is supposed to be concerned about? Perhaps it’s because they are more concerned about how to use the allegation than whether or not the allegation is true.

Welcome to Washington, DC where such political theater is regularly on display, the latest episode being Senate Democrats’ efforts to derail Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with an eleventh-hour allegation of inappropriate behavior from more than thirty years ago. Whether or not the allegation is true is one thing. We should always be concerned about the truth. But how it is being used is another — and methods have the right to be questioned.

“It’s disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school, would surface on the eve of a committee vote after Democrats sat on them since July,” a Senate Judiciary Committee statement read. “If Ranking Member Feinstein and other Committee Democrats took this claim seriously, they should have brought it to the full Committee’s attention much earlier.”

Quite true. Instead, writes the committee, Democrats “said nothing during two joint phone calls with the nominee in August, four days of lengthy public hearings, a closed session for all committee members with the nominee where sensitive topics can be discussed and in more than 1,300 written questions. Sixty-five senators met individually with Judge Kavanaugh during a nearly two-month period before the hearing began, yet Feinstein didn’t share this with her colleagues ahead of many of those discussions.”

At the same time, many (including many women who knew him years ago) have firmly vouched for his character and integrity. Additionally, as my friend Franklin Graham noted, “Judge Kavanaugh has been through 6 incredibly thorough FBI vettings and a multitude of other inquiries, and nothing even related to these 36-year-old allegations has ever come up.” We know that many progressives and opponents of our Constitution as it is written would love nothing more than for this whole process to be derailed. Given the way this has unfolded, we have every reason to believe Kavanaugh’s opponents don’t care about justice; they care about a justice — specifically, that he not make it onto the Court.

As Franklin reminds us, we must “[p]ray for Judge Kavanaugh, Mrs. Ford who is making this accusation, their families, and for wisdom and discernment for Senate leadership dealing with these post-hearing, previously unreported, allegations from his distant teenage years.” Indeed, in a situation like this, let us all pray — for the good of our Constitution and our nation — that truth, justice, and righteousness would prevail.


Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.


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Sabo Strikes Again: Three Billboards Outside Hollywood, California

A conservative artist that goes by the name of Sabo hijacked three billboards in Hollywood on Wednesday to put up signs calling out the industry’s sexual harassment scandals.

With a nod to the Oscar nominated film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” the artist erected three giant signs to cover the existing ads. The large red and black overlays went after people in the entertainment industry who allegedly knew and did nothing about the alleged sexual misconduct of Harvey Weinstein and others, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to…” a screenshot of one of the signs read.

In a second post, Sabo tweeted a screen shot of another billboard that read, “We all knew and still no arrests.”

And finally a third screenshot of his artwork read, “Name names on stage or shut the hell up!”

Last month, posters featuring Harvey Weinstein and Seth Myers with the words “We All Knew” appeared in Hollywood ahead of the Golden Globes. The artist talked about the posters and why he did it in a Vice interview.

“This is awards season,” Sabo explained. “There’s no reason for me not to hit the Oscars and the Grammys and all those other fucking award shows. It’s basically them just patting themselves on the back.”

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