Take time, get facts in Ka­vanaugh case

Austin American-Statesman - - BALANCED VIEWS -

Sen. Charles E. Grass­ley stated “It would be a dis­ser­vice to ... the Amer­i­can peo­ple to de­lay ... the [Ka­vanaugh] hear­ing any fur­ther.”

What he should have said was that al­low­ing an ac­cused per­pe­tra­tor’s de­nial to lead to a con­clu­sion of in­no­cence is a mock­ery of the Amer­i­can crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem.

At the very least, the ac­cuser is en­ti­tled to present ev­i­dence at­test­ing to the guilt of the per­son ac­cused.

The case of Dr. Chris­tine Blasey Ford ver­sus Judge Brett M. Ka­vanaugh need not de­volve into a he-said, she-said de­bate, as the com­mit­tee is try­ing to do.

There is other ev­i­dence to ex­am­ine, wit­nesses to de­pose.

There is no rush. If con­firmed, Ka­vanaugh will be a jus­tice of the Supreme Court for the rest of his life.

How ironic.

BAR­BARA CHIARELLO, AUSTIN

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