Virginia Hume is the daughter of Fox News star Brit Hume, but that’s not the only reason she’s in the limelight these days.
She’s also the signer of a bombshell letter from herself and 64 other women who knew Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during high school. And now, she’s explaining why she did it.
Last Minute Smear
Brett Kavanaugh has been subjected to a grueling confirmation process since his nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. His hearings have been some of the most contentious in history, but despite the temper tantrums thrown by liberal activists and their lapdogs, Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, Kavanaugh appeared set to sail through unscathed.
That was before the Democrats latest dirty trick. In a disgraceful exhibition of gutter politics, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein released a statement confirming that she possessed a letter alleging sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh in high school.
The letter was written by an individual who declined to press charges or stand behind her statements. That may have been why Feinstein sat on the letter for months.
In other words, it was an anonymous hit job so transparent that even Feinstein didn’t think it was ok to publish.
Shortly after Feinstein’s smear, Kavanaugh’s camp hit back with a letter from 65 women who knew him in high school, testifying to his good character. The fact that he was able to receive such strong support in such a short amount of time is telling of his good character and reputation.
But to the inflamed activists on the left, the rapid response was itself suspicious. In their fevered imaginations, the fact that the letter appeared so quickly after the allegations indicated that the Kavanaugh camp must have prepared it beforehand, meaning that the incident was real enough for Kavanaugh to prepare a response for.
That theory is now debunked. Virginia Hume puts it this way:
The letter was conceived and drafted by friends of Brett’s, and it was drafted after allegations came out on Thursday. I learned about the letter from a friend and fellow signatory. Others learned about it the same way. Those surprised at the speed with which it came together should see it as yet another testament to Brett’s excellent reputation.
She makes a good point. How many of us could get 65 people from high school to testify to our good character in a matter of a couple days?
Democrats should be ashamed of their disgusting tactics in this case.
To them, the vicious anonymous smear on a good man’s character is justified, simply because he doesn’t agree with their politics.
To top it all off, these sort of smears almost guarantee that when actually credible allegations against powerful abusers are revealed, they’ll be more likely to be disbelieved. Americans simply don’t know who to trust.
One thing is certain: they can’t trust the Democrats – or the media.