Kavanaugh’s treatment shameful
Senator Chris Van Hollen sent out an email to his constituents “Fighting for the Truth.”
He is trying to justify the disgraceful destruction of Judge Kavanaugh. I was against the Republicans’ treatment of Judge Garland, but this sham is immoral. The Democrats (my party) never intended to give Judge Kavanaugh a fair hearing; they are already impeaching him.
I was against impeaching President Clinton for much more serious actions, because the countr y knew about Arkansas before he was elected.
I don’t deny that Dr. Ford may have been sexually abused by someone in Bethesda, but question it being Brett Kavanaugh. The thing that makes this a travesty is that the Democrats knew about the letter for months and got her an activist lawyer to prepare her for a biased hearings sham. She did not have to testify in front of the accused and look him the eye and say (I’m 100 precent sure) you molested me.
Two months coaching can prepare a well-scripted testimony if you don’t have to face the accused.
This is what the Sixth Amendment was written to protect against; the hearings may not be a criminal prosecution by law, but the accused should still be treated fairly.
The Sixth Amendment states, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsor y process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”
Senator Van Hollen should be chastising his state law enforcement officials to investigate the “alleged” crime. It is not a federal crime and should be handled by the local authorities. He implies that the FBI has done poor background checks on Judge Kavanaugh throughout his years of exemplary service.