Jeff Crouere: Kavanaugh Should Respond Like Clarence Thomas

In 1991, Clarence Thomas, nominated for the Supreme Court by President George H. W. Bush, was facing unfair and unprecedented attacks from partisan Democrats.

A former co-worker, Anita Hill, had accused Thomas of making unwanted sexual advances, discussing pornography at work and making a crude reference to a pubic hair on a can of coke. Once her allegations were revealed to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hill was invited to give her testimony. The nation was riveted as Hill, the alleged victim, totally trashed the good name of a man who had spent a lifetime building his reputation.

In an emotional address to the committee, Thomas denied all of Hill’s claims and said there was no sordid dialogue or romantic interest. He totally rejected the narrative that Hill presented and said he certainly did not pursue her in a sexualized manner.

Judge Thomas lashed out at the “circus” that the Senate had created. He declared that “The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity. I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person, any person in this free country would be subjected to this.”

Thomas decried the “gossip” and the “sleaze” that had been discussed in the Senate Judiciary Committee. He likened the process to a “high tech lynching” by a “committee of the U.S. Senate.”

This impassioned defense saved the nomination of Clarence Thomas and he was confirmed by a vote of 52-48. Thank goodness he survived the horrific process and the unfair treatment from the Democrats. Throughout his career on the Supreme Court, Judge Thomas has distinguished himself as an originalist, holding firm to the constitutional views of our Founding Fathers not the judicial whims of the day.

If Judge Brett Kavanaugh also hopes to become a member of the Supreme Court, he must emulate Clarence Thomas when he appears again before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Like Thomas, Kavanaugh has been slimed by unproven and scandalous charges of sexual misconduct. His accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, claims that Kavanaugh groped her, put his hand over her mouth and tried to remove her clothing. She said the incident happened when they were teenagers at a friend’s party. Ford also maintains that she was worried that Kavanaugh might have “inadvertently” killed her during the attack.

Ford does not remember the exact location or date of the party, nor does she remember how she arrived at the party or how she left. Nevertheless, she claims to be positive that her attacker was a 17-year old Brett Kavanaugh.

In response, Kavanaugh “categorically and unequivocally” denies the accusations and said he wants to testify before the committee to “clear my name.” When he does testify, Kavanaugh should not be reserved or docile. Instead, he needs to follow the example set by Clarence Thomas and forcefully deny the charges.

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Source: Christian Post