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Left-Wing Lawyer Accuses Republican Senators of Bullying Kavanaugh Accuser

Posted on | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Left-Wing Lawyer Accuses Republican Senators of Bullying Kavanaugh Accuser


On the day in February 2017 when Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General, ABC News interviewed D.C. lawyer Debra Katz — identifying her only as a “protester” — as she declared: “We are going to fight back,. We are going to resist. We will not be silenced.” Debra Katz, whose enthusiasm for “LGBT Rights” is a matter of public record, is a member of the anti-Trump resistance and is also, perhaps not coincidentally, the attorney for Judge Brett Kavnaugh’s accuser. Friday, as a 10 p.m. deadline for Christine Blasey Ford to agree to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee neared, Katz became hysterical:

“Your cavalier treatment of a sexual assault survivor who has been doing her best to cooperate with the Committee is completely inappropriate,” Debra Katz, an attorney for Ford wrote to the committee leadership staff Friday evening. . . .
“The 10:00 p.m. deadline is arbitrary. Its sole purpose is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family,” Katz wrote. “She has already been forced out of her home and continues to be subjected to harassment, hate mail, and death threats. Our modest request is that she be given an additional day to make her decision.”
Even with the extension granted, it appears the contentious back-and-forth could continue even spilling into next week, delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote further.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee and attorneys for Ford have for days discussed the terms of Ford’s testimony.
Ford offered a list of 10 demands, Grassley said, and the committee was willing to meet “halfway,” calling some of her demands “unreasonable.”

People who are beginning to suspect that Professor Ford’s accusation is “a flimsy smear-job,” to quote myself, will be inclined to ask, if this accusation is so “credible,” why does it seem the accuser is reluctant to testify? Doesn’t it appear that the whole point of this exercise is to obstruct the confirmation process? “We are going to resist,” Debra Katz promised at that February 2017 protest, and this is the #Resistance.


Late last night, committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley granted the anti-heterosexual #Resistance lawyer another 24 hours to agree to terms for her client’s testimony. Notice how, in her email to the committee, Katz asserted as a matter of fact that Professor Ford is “a sexual assault survivor,” and further asserted that Professor Ford is “doing her best to cooperate.” Many people are beginning to suspect that neither of these things is true, and that in fact Professor Ford never expected to be compelled to defend this flimsy smear-job in a public forum:

“Christine Blasey Ford is the Eric Clanton of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. You morons remember Clanton, don’t you? He was the antifa pussy who clubbed a Trump supporter with a bike lock, and I say pussy because just look at the video: He’s hanging in the back of the crowd, then suddenly bursts out in front, hits the guy when he isn’t looking, and disappears back into the crowd. Clanton obviously didn’t expect any consequences for his cowardly attack, but hadn’t counted on being tracked down and identified by 4chan. And it’s the same with Ford. She expected to just toss in a stink bomb and then disappear back into anonymity as just another #MeToo victim. And the Democrats expected the GOP to just flop like the Cleveland Browns late in the season and that would be that. . . .”

Far be it from me to call Professor Ford a liar, but the way she went about this — sending a letter to Dianne Feinstein, who said the accuser “strongly requested confidentiality [and] declined to come forward or press the matter further” — suggests that this was indeed a sneaky attack that Professor Ford hoped she could get away with behind the mask of anonymity. Just like Eric Clanton and his bike lock.

Eric Clanton attacked Trump supporters in Berkeley.

Some readers may remember that, after online activists ID’d Clanton as the bike-lock attacker, he claimed victimhood, saying people were “smearing and threatening me online,” which “created stress” for him. As if the Trump supporters who got bashed on the head with a heavy steel bike-lock suffered no stress? Quite similarly, Professor Ford says she is now suffering harassment because of her attack on Judge Kavanaugh, but who is responsible for this situation? Who decided it was a good idea to send this poison-pen letter to Sen. Feinstein? And who let this leak to the media? It wasn’t Republicans who did this. Feinstein was circulating this smear-job among Democrats on Capitol Hill, who were talking about it with their media buddies, long before she went public with it Sept. 13.

The Wall Street Journal has an editorial about where this #MeToo approach to accusations of sexual misconduct is leading us:

The core tenet of Anglo-American law is that the burden of proof always rests with the person making the accusation. An accuser can’t doom someone’s freedom or career merely by making a charge.

(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) Any American with the least bit of common sense — a category that excludes Democrat voters — has to be horrified by what Professor Ford attempted to do to Judge Kavanaugh. Here was a man against whom no such accusation of sexual impropriety had ever been made, and yet all this woman had to do was to send a confidential letter to a Democrat Senator, and now everyone (including some so-called “conservatives”) is talking about how “credible” her accusation is. All it takes is one anonymous accuser, by this #MeToo standard, and a man’s reputation and career are destroyed, because of something that allegedly happened at a house party more than 35 years ago? Dear God!

Perhaps some will criticize me for describing Professor Ford’s attorney Debra Katz as “anti-heterosexual” merely because she seems so enthusiastic about “LGBT Rights,” with the implication that Ms. Katz’s interest in such issues is personal. Well, isn’t my suspicion “credible”? If we are expected to impose a verdict of guilt on Judge Kavanaugh based solely on this accusation made by Ms. Katz’s client, why aren’t we allowed to speculate about the motives of Ms. Katz’s role in the “resistance”?

Republican Senators play by the rules of decorum and civility, but I’m just a damned blogger, you see. Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules.

You want a fight? We’re going to fight by street rules, and I’m not going to hesitate to use any weapons within reach. Smash my beer bottle on the bar and slash your neck with the jagged glass — that’s the way I’m fighting this bar-room brawl, and the responsibility for the bloodshed rests with those who chose to inaugurate hostilities.

“Talk thus to the marines, but not to me,” as Sherman replied to Hood.

War to knife, knife to the hilt — this is what you can expect, when you believe politics entitles you to do anything you please, including such a cruel and heinous libel as Ms. Katz’s client has committed.

In the absence of any corroborating evidence, we can only conclude that Professor Ford is a liar, whose unjust defamation of Judge Kavanaugh was motivated by the spiteful sentiments of partisan politics. Let the talking-heads on TV keep blathering on about how “credible” this accusation is, and how it needs to be taken seriously, but nobody can force me to play that “civility” game in the middle of bar-room brawl.

Democrats are desperate to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and they’re desperate to win the midterm elections. Nov. 6 is coming.

Like I keep saying, people need to wake the hell up.



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