Print Column: Kavanaugh Travesty Is a Preview of How Democrats Would Govern if Heitkamp Wins
MINOT, N.D.—If you want a preview of how Democrats would govern should liberal candidates like incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota win, look no further than the national embarrassment which is the Kavanaugh confirmation process.
Setting aside for a moment the veracity of the accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh—concerning an alleged sexual assault which happened at some time the accuser can’t remember and at place she can’t recall—the way Democrats have handled the situation has been cynical and partisan in the extreme.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) was aware of the accusation in July yet did nothing to make it public or report it to law enforcement authorities until September. Shortly before the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to make a recommendation on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
She didn’t question Kavanaugh about it during the three days he testified before her committee under oath.
She didn’t bring it up with him when the two met prior to the meeting in a one-on-one setting.
It wasn’t until every other tactic Democrats had tried to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination had failed that Feinstein trotted out the accusation.