“Are you willing to request that the White House direct the FBI to investigate the current allegations against you?”
I hadn’t watched most of the hearings that were conducted Thursday, with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh as primary witnesses. I figured that I’d catch the evening news and hear the wrap-up at that time, but when I dialed up CBS at 6:30 PM Thursday, I was confronted with the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, still in full swing. Senators Feinstein, Grassley, and Cornyn were having a discussion regarding whether the Senate in the person of one of its members, had been responsible for the outing of Dr. Ford. Once that issue was resolved, questioning of Judge Kavanaugh was passed to Senator Kamala Harris. Her first question was the one listed above. I listened as Kavanaugh answered in virtually every way possible, except to say simply “Yes” or “No.”
Maybe this is too obvious to be bothered with, but let’s be real here. Christine Blasey Ford did NOT want to come forward. She presented herself to Senator Feinstein and asked her to maintain their communications and Ford’s status as secure and private, until her name found its way to the press. At that point Dr. Ford came forward and the process of her being admitted to testify before the Judiciary Committee began, culminating in the meeting referred to here. Nota bene: She really didn’t want to do this. Indeed, early in her prepared statement, she declares bluntly: “I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified.” Nevertheless, she was motivated to expose herself to that scrutiny anyway, because she thought her experience of 36 years ago was a crucial datum which she was obliged to provide to that committee. In addition, as has been reported by multiple sources, she has received death threats and been forced to evacuate her home, along with her children, to maintain her own security … when she could have just as easily stayed at home and done nothing.
Dr. Ford and at least three other women have been exposed to light they did not seek out for themselves. They did so because their experience with Supreme Court Justice Candidate Brett Kavanaugh sufficiently disturbed them that they could not remain silent. Because of this, their lives will be dislocated, at least temporarily if not over a considerable length of time because they chose to speak up. CNN reports that Dr. Ford’s testimony earlier Thursday was “credible” and consistent with her previous statements. She has taken and passed a polygraph test. Calls have been made even before the aforementioned question for the FBI to reopen its investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s history, yet no such inquiry has been initiated. And Brett Kavanaugh will apparently not answer a straightforward question which would lead to such additional research.
Why is that? I have an idea:
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
-- John 3:20
Sometimes the bible actually gets it right. ’Nuff said.