Kavanaugh’s letter to Senators Grassley and Feinstein

These are smears, pure and simple.  And they debase our public discourse.  But there are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country.  Such grotesque and obvious character assassination–if allowed to succeed–will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.

As I told the Committee during my hearing, a federal judge must be independent, no swayed by public or political pressure.  That is the kind of judge I will always be.  I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process.  The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out.  The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out.  That last minute character assassination will not succeed.

From a 187 years ago (1831):

I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD.

William Lloyd Garrison

From the comments at Instapundit:

“This is the kind of thing that causes good people to decline to be nominated. Indeed, it will dissuade people even if it doesn’t succeed in his case.”

Eh? Cause morally upstanding people on the political right to choose not to run or be nominated? Some yes. But those people are not the people we need, no matter how decent and conservative they might be.

We need people who relish the fight. Whose response to attacks is become more determined and more committed. So our opponents (enemies is probably a more accurate term) are sorting us in a way that will benefit us and harm them in the medium and long run.

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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  1. Dan says:

    Simply refusing to step down is NOT good enough. He needs to sue for defamation. Make them PROVE their allegations or LOSE in court. As long as their is NO PRICE to pay for lying they have no reason to stop lying and every reason to double down and try harder with their deceits.


  2. The careful way that the ‘Accusations’ were made, second hand and through a proxy. No statements sworn in front of a LEO or prosecutor. From the beginning the other side knew that they had to be careful not to expose themselves directly because they were well aware that all they had was lies and fantasy.

    No, my ire is focused on those GOP Senators that have either not supported Kavanugh or actually aided the enemy.

    If the Democrats have overreached, if the public has seen through their charade then their verdict will be shown in November. if not then the ‘good times’ are over. Pray for our country. And thank God for Donald Trump.


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