Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova told Tucker Carlson on Fox News tonight when asked whether the Republicans would convene a Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing on Thursday that they would not because they “are scared of their own shadows.” Indeed, some Republican Senators are frightened over the Christine Blasey Ford debacle even though her accusations are more than suspicious.
The Senators who are trembling should recognize that the Democrats are up to no good and are willing to do most anything to disrupt and defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination: Their latest maneuver is to forestall Ford’s testimony at a Senate hearing pending an official FBI investigation into Ford’s claims that she was sexually assaulted over 35 years ago. Such an investigation is unlikely. The judge has already been thoroughly investigated, and this latest request is purely political. It is also not clear whether the FBI has jurisdiction to investigate a state matter of this type.
We have repeatedly argued that some allegations that are too old defeat the U.S. Supreme Court’s past admonitions that even statutes of limitations in criminal cases might violate traditional notions of fair play, and therefore, due process of law. The logic that is implicit in these court rulings seems to apply to Kavanaugh and his accuser equally. The Republicans who are nervous should keep these principles in mind—after the next election, their opportunities may expire.