Take time, get facts in Kavanaugh case
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.
BARBARA CHIARELLO, AUSTIN