On the “Ben Shapiro Election Special” on Fox News Sunday night, The Daily Wire editor-in-chief called out Senate Democrats for their hypocritical attempts to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as guilty for not calling for the FBI to investigate claims against himself, even though he has repeatedly said he’s willing to do whatever the committee asked him to do to defend his innocence.
According the Democrats’ logic, Shapiro explained, “all credible allegations of activity that should call into question a government job should be fully investigated by the FBI – and if you don’t want that investigation, we can assume you’re guilty.” So what about all the credible accusations leveled over the years at the very Democrats who are criticizing Kavanaugh? Shapiro asked.
“This week, Democrats made a lot of noise in the Senate Judiciary Committee about an FBI investigation,” said Shapiro. “They repeatedly asked Judge Brett Kavanaugh – a man they accused of gang rape and attempted rape in his teenage years – why, in fact, he didn’t want an FBI investigation into the charges. After all, they said, if he was innocent, why not let the FBI dig?” The “weakling” Republicans have since caved, said Shapiro, falling for the Democrats’ obvious “delay tactic” which the Democrats will immediately dismiss as insufficient, as they’ve already begun doing.
“But let’s now use the Democrats’ line of reasoning,” he said. He then laid out the following series of questions directed at Senate Democrats:
Senator Feinstein – why aren’t you calling for a more complete FBI investigation into the alleged Chinese spy in your San Francisco office who served as your driver as well as a liaison to the Asian-American community in California? You say the FBI never informed you of any compromise of national security information, and that the staffer “never had access” to classified or sensitive information. But how could they know that without interviewing you and all the members of your staff? Senator Feinstein, the only reason you would deny a fuller FBI investigation is guilt, by your own standard.
Or, how about you, Senator Durbin? In 2014, an investigation by the Chicago Tribune found that your wife lobbied on behalf of clients who then received federal funding you promoted. Your office announced the grants, but you claimed you did “nothing in terms of securing the money.” Well, how about a full investigation to get to the bottom of the matter?
Or you, Senator Gillibrand? In 2015, you received a gift worth nearly a half-million dollars from your husband’s British parents. That was more than your and your husband’s gross income that year. Your spokesperson declined to say why your in-laws gave the money or what you did with it. So, how about it? Full FBI investigation or you’re guilty, right?
How about you, Senator Blumenthal? You asked Judge Kavanaugh whether he knew the legal term “falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus” – false on one thing, false on all. Well, Senator, you’ve stated that you served in Vietnam despite the fact that you sought multiple deferments and then signed up for the Marine Reserve to avoid going to war. Which seems kind of dishonest. How about the FBI checks into your comments? You know, for the sake of honesty.
And you, Senator Booker? What about an FBI investigation into an admission you made in 1992, when you were writing for the Stanford student newspaper? You said that you groped one of your friends. “After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my mark,” you wrote. “Our groping ended soon and while no ‘relationship’ ensued, a friendship did. You see, the next week in school she told me that she was drunk that night and didn’t really know what she was doing.” Sounds just like something Spartacus would do. How about an FBI investigation into your admitted sexual assault against a drunk girl in high school?
And what about you, Senator Harris? When you took over the California AG office, you announced a statewide task force to tackle mortgage fraud. And then your mortgage fraud office did pretty much nothing. For years. I think maybe an FBI investigation might be a good way of clearing your name.
And you, Senator Whitehouse. According to Politico, as lawmakers closed in on a deal over a bill called the 21st Century Cures Act, you bought shares in pharmaceutical companies. You were actually sitting on a Senate committee overseeing health care at the time. The day president Obama signed the bill, you started selling your pharmaceutical stock. How about we have the FBI check out your phone logs?
Shapiro closed the segment by underscoring the absurdity of the Democrats’ premise against Kavanaugh: “Why not just have the FBI investigate every allegation against everyone in public life? And if you object, you’re guilty. I mean, that’s how this works, right?”