One of the classic speeches from the floor of the U.S. Senate, the world’s greatest deliberative body, delivered by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Friday, October 5, 2018. A speech that should shame Tammy Baldwin, Diane Feinstein, Kamela Harris, Cory Booker, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, and (for good measure) Rachel Maddow and social justice warriors everywhere.
Seated behind Sen. Collins are Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-West Virginia and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi.
The fact remains, Mr. President, someone leaked this letter against Professor Ford’s express wishes. I suspect, regrettably, that we will never know for certain who did it. To that leaker who I hope is listening now, let me say that what you did was unconscionable. You have taken a survivor who was not only entitled to your respect but also trusted you to protect her and you have sacrificed her well being in a misguided attempt to win whatever political crusade you think you are fighting. My only hope is that your callous act has turned this process into such a dysfunctional circus that it will cause the Senate and indeed all Americans to reconsider how we evaluate Supreme Court nominees. If that happens, then the appalling lack of compassion you afforded Professor Ford will at least have some unintended positive consequences.
In addition to the lack of corroborating evidence, we also learned some facts that raised more questions. For instance, since these allegations have become public, Professor Ford testified that not a single person has contacted her to say I was at the party that night. Furthermore, the professor testified that although she does not remember how she got home that evening, she knew that because of the distance she would have needed a ride, yet not a single person has come forward to say that they were the one who drove her home or were in the car with her that night. And Professor Ford also indicated that, even though she left that small gathering of six or so people abruptly and without saying good-bye, and distraught, none of them called her the next day or ever to ask why she left, is she okay, not even her closest friend Ms. Keyser.
… Fairness would dictate that the claims at least should meet a threshold of more likely than not as our standard. The facts presented do not mean that Professor Ford was not sexually assaulted that night or at some other time, but they do lead me to conclude that the allegations fail to meet the more likely than not standard. Therefore, I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court.
I could not help but feel that some people who wanted to engineer the defeat of this nomination cared little, if at all, for her well-being.– Complete transcript here.
Tony Evers aligns with extreme left wing
If there was any doubt whether Tony Evers is a moderate Democrat, he cast those aside with a social media ad from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who marched with the Kavanaugh street protestors who shut down Washington D.C. streets and are said to be planning to occupy the nation’s Capitol.