On Thursday morning, CNN’s Jake Tapper, speaking with colleague Wolf Blitzer, frankly stated that despite all the furious allegations hurled at Judge Brett Kavanaugh, there are “no contemporaneous corroborating evidence for any of the charges” against Kavanaugh.
Tapper began by reminiscing about the confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991. He stated:
We all remember where we were during Clarence Thomas. I mean I have vivid memories, I think I was 22 years old, of “high tech lynching of an uppity black man,” of Professor Hill’s charges, of Arlen Specter, the late senator from Pennsylvania, attacking Ted Kennedy, the late senator from Massachusetts, saying, “The women from America don’t need to hear Ted Kennedy when it comes to women.”
Tapper continued, “This really is a historic moment. This is gonna be something that we all remember years, if not decades, from now – where we were and the coverage of it.”
Blitzer interjected, “And these accusations by these women against Judge Kavanaugh are so brutal.”
Tapper acknowledged that, but also pointed out Kavanaugh’s staunch denial of the accusations: “They’re brutal accusations and his denial is so unequivocal that there’s nothing that happened, that he can even understand why these charges would be brought forward.”
Then Tapper got to the meat of the matter:
The charges are upsetting and they’re obviously, they’ve triggered an entire national conversation about sexual assault and sexual harassment, about the unequal way women and girls are treated in this country, at the same time, there is, as of now, no contemporaneous corroborating evidence for any of the charges as far as we know. We haven’t seen anybody emerge and say, “Yes, I remember that” and that is an important part of this story as well.