Kavanugh is confirmed, it’s time to move on.


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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice came swiftly at the end. President Trump declared to Kavanaugh, ‘You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent’ during the public swearing in ceremony held in the East Wing of the White House.

Kavanaugh endured three months of investigation by the Senate, with the last three weeks being embroiled in a contentious battle regarding the sexual assault accusations from Dr. Ford.  The final FBI reports they interviewed six people in connection with Dr. Ford, and none could corroborate her testimony. In a different sexual assault allegation that involved Ramirez, she and two other “witnesses” were interviewed as well, and they found nothing useful.

The senators were allowed to read the one and only allowable FBI report in a secure room, no electronic devices were allowed, and if notes were taken, they could not take those notes with them after leaving the room.  All the GOP senators came away with their belief strengthened that there was no proof of misconduct.

Since Kavanaugh has 30 years of working as a judge, and no reports of misconduct reported by women who worked with him during that time, I feel that his confirmation is the correct decision. If this legacy was wiped out by uncorroborated accusations, then we have gone against our “innocent until proven guilty” that our criminal law system is based upon.

This is also in line with Deut 19:15One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”  Since the senators did not see this in the last FBI report, this should end the whole matter right now.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/08/brett-kavanaugh-ready-supreme-court-debut-rocky-confirmation/1568848002/ and the links inside that article.

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