Sen. Kamala Harris was everywhere on Monday, going on and on about the unsubstantiated allegations made in The New York Times about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The Times reported over the weekend that a Yale classmate “saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
But the paper forgot to mention that the female student has never made any allegation, that she has declined to be interviewed, and that “friends say that she does not recall the incident,” admitted The Times in a later correction.
Democrats, though, never let facts (or in this case, the lack of facts) get in the way of what they think is a good story.
“Someone should investigate this. Because the fact that something has not been proven it doesn’t mean it didn’t occur, right?” the California Democrat and 2020 candidate said on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”
“But if you don’t investigate it, if it hasn’t been investigated, then there’s not been a full airing of the issue. And my point from the beginning about all of these allegations against Brett Kavanaugh is that there’s not been a robust, a meaningful investigation. There has not been an investigation with the level of attention that normally would occur around these kinds of allegations,” Harris said.
But. of course, there was a robust investigation into each and every charge leveled against Kavanaugh, all of which turned out to lack any corroboration.
It didn’t matter, Harris was on a roll. During an appearance on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show, Harris said weeping men came up to her after Kavanaugh was confirmed for the high court.
“Listen, after the initial hearings that happened a year ago, the number of women, and men, who approached me in public places and cried about what this meant to them because there’s so much about this issue, and I as a prosecutor personally prosecuted sexual assault cases and cases of this general nature, and one of the worst things that happens is that when we are not willing to believe the victim and take them seriously.”
“Take them seriously. Investigate the case. Determine and assess credibility. But let’s take the allegations seriously. And it’s a very serious allegation. So, you know, I think that, you know, what we have seen, frankly, is we’ve seen a suppression of evidence. If the bodies that are charged with actually investigating fail to do it and block it off, or tailor it, I would argue that’s suppression of evidence,” Harris said.
Harris also appeared Monday night on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”
“From the outset, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate hemmed, hawed, stammered, and otherwise struggled speaking fluidly,” Grabien reported. “Over the course of the interview, Harris said ‘you know’ 22 times, ‘um’ 12 times, and other filler word virtually nonstop.”
After the phony allegation emerged, Harris was among the first to call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
“I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice,” she wrote on Twitter. “He must be impeached.”
While The Times offered a correction, Harris has not.