by Nick Givas
A senior fellow at a free-market think tank said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh shares a major similarity with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and it has nothing to do with sexual misconduct.
Jason Riley of the Manhattan Institute said both Kavanaugh and Thomas were targeted by congressional Democrats for their views on abortion and ended up paying the price by having their names dragged through the mud.
“This is all about delaying a vote until we can hold the midterm elections and see if they can win back the Senate and vote down through confirmation,” Riley said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “This is not about finding out the truth. The truth is a secondary concern at best for Democrats.”
Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her during a party in high school and she claimed he tried to drunkenly remove her clothing by force.
“[Anita] Hill was Clarence Thomas’ sole accuser. To this day no one else has come out with similar allegations,” Riley continued. “Many parallels — abortion was the overriding concern of the hearings before the sexual harassment claims surfaced against Hill. So there are all kinds of parallels here to what was going on back then. And truth, what actually occurred, was a secondary concern.”
Riley said Senate Democrats should have discussed this issue in their closed-door meetings with Kavanaugh, instead of ambushing him to score political points for the upcoming midterm elections.
“They could have discussed it with Kavanaugh in their private meetings, they could have aired this or they could have done this under oath when he was testifying during the hearings. They didn’t do that,” he said.
“They sat on the information because I believe they were waiting for the best moment to drop it and do the most political damage. I think this was a calculated effort,” Riley added.
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