“Where are the Dems on this?” That’s what President Donald Trump wants to know following Saturday’s revelation that one of the individuals who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct fabricated the allegation.
“A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!” tweeted Trump yesterday morning. “Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?”
A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE! Can you imagine if he didn’t become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting False Statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2018
This particular claim, which is a bit less known than the others, began in September when the office of Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) received a letter from a “Jane Doe,” who claimed to have been raped by Kavanaugh. It was subsequently investigated by the Committee and, in a closed-door interview, Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegations calling them a “crock” and a “farce.”
Then, in early October, when the abuse allegations appeared to be gaining momentum, a woman named Judy Munro-Leighton said she was the “Jane Doe.” “Kavanaugh raped me,” she wrote in an email addressed to the committee.
But Munro-Leighton turned out to be a left-wing activist from Kentucky who is decades older than Kavanaugh, who had never even met him.
A confession and a DOJ referral
On Friday, after further investigation, Munro-Leighton became the latest individual to be referred by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to the Department of Justice. She joins attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick, whom Grassley believes may have also provided Congress with false statements in order to obstruct Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings.
“Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter,” wrote Grassley in the referral.
The letter continued:
When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the ‘Jane Doe’ from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: ‘No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe…but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee…I saw it online. It was news.
Munro-Leighton further admitted to never even having met Kavanaugh.
“In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources,” concluded Grassley.
“Where are the Dems on this one?”
How many times did the American people listen to Democrats say that they are looking for the truth, and accuse Republicans of not looking for the truth, during the confirmation hearings for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Now that the truth is out, at least about this incident, one would expect the Democrats to say something, no?
What is clear is that the Democrats have no interest in the truth. This is evident from such phrases as “speaking truth to power,” which is just a way of saying that, if you say something and believe it, then you make it your own truth.
Of course, this has nothing to do with the truth, which is that at least some of the individuals who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct lied in order to keep him off the Supreme Court. Thankfully, they failed.
The left knows that it made a mistake with this one, and it knows that the best damage control is silence. It is up to those on the other side of the aisle to make sure that such mistakes are not repeated in the future.