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Thursday, September 20, 2018

#EndorseThis: Fox News Judge Warns Senate Republicans On Kavanaugh

Andrew Napolitano, the former New Jersey judge who serves as chief legal commentator on Fox News, is that very rare commodity in American politics: He’s an honest conservative, who speaks out for the rule of law despite his troglodyte views and friendship with Donald Trump .

Today he offers stern and surprising advice to the Senate Judiciary Committee, urging Republican leaders that they must ensure a full FBI investigation of Christine Blasey Ford’s attempted rape charge against Brett Kavanaugh. Failing to do so, he warns, will bring dire political and moral consequences for all concerned.

They’ll never listen to liberals, but they should heed “Judge Nap.”

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No Wonder Christine Ford Feared Right-Wing Smear Machine

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

On September 16, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her account publicly for the first time in The Washington Post, saying that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh held her down, covered her mouth with his hand, and attempted to take off her clothing when they were both in high school. She had begun the process of coming forward in July and struggled with the decision, weighing a likely public “annihilation” against what she felt was her duty as a citizen. Unfortunately, she was right to be worried.

In the three days since Ford attached her name and face to her account of sexual assault by Kavanaugh, she has been subjected to a repertoire of horrors that our patriarchal society seems to reserve for women who dare to speak up.…

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The Disturbed Worldview Of Kavanaugh Buddy Mark Judge

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.
››› TIMOTHY JOHNSON & CRISTINA LóPEZ G.

 

According to Christine Blasey Ford, when she was 15, a “stumbling drunk” Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party while his classmate Mark Judge was in the room. Both Kavanaugh and Judge have denied the incident occurred, with Judge telling the conservative Weekly Standard, “It’s just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way.” Judge is the author of a memoir in which he described himself as an alcoholic who was often drunk to the point of blacking out during high school. He went on to become a conservative commentator who has promoted disturbing views about women and offered racist and anti-gay commentary.…

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