Some sanity and common sense have crept onto the left side of the aisle — and it’s refreshing.
Three key Democrat senators are not willing to write Kavanaugh off merely because of the so-far uncorroborated sexual assault accusations against him.
In a day and age when Republicans and Democrats are constantly at each other’s throats, it is nice to know there are a few reasonable Democrats still in office.
Right now, Republicans are counting on three key Democrats that have no fear of crossing party lines: West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, and North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp.
All three of these Democrats have stated they want to hear all the facts before they make their decision.
Imagine that — actually waiting for the facts to come in before writing someone off!
Manchin is a familiar name most Republicans will recognize for voting across party lines at times — and this time may be no exception.
“I want everybody to be able to tell their side of the story if it is validated and I want him to have a chance to clear his name,” Manchin said.
Donnelly also sounded more than reasonable when discussing the Kavanaugh case, saying: “I just want to hear all the facts, hear what everybody has to say.”
Senator Heitkamp was not as forthcoming, but stated the facts need to be “looked into” before jumping to any conclusion.
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A hearing has been set for Thursday for both Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
But at this point, Ford is having a tough time getting anyone to corroborate her story.
And the other two women who have also made allegations against Kavanaugh cannot get their stories corroborated either.
This is a huge problem for them, as each of these women claims the assault occurred in public at a party.
Even so, nobody else attending these parties has come forward to stand up for these women.
Quite the contrary, actually: dozens of people have turned out to support Kavanaugh.
Knowing these three Democrats have some common sense and are willing to not jump to judgment should give conservatives more hope that Kavanaugh will, in fact, pass through the committee and have his name forwarded to the full floor for a vote.