The equal and even-handed application of justice was not a keynote of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s remarks at the Judge Kavanaugh hearings on Thursday. In a form of double-speak and with the parsing of her words, the Senator completely stripped Judge Kavanaugh of any protections granted under the Sixth Amendment. In warnings about there should be no rush to judgment, she was not talking about Brett Kavanaugh. Instead, she was protecting the judge’s accusers who have made completely unsubstantiated accusations against him. It is what you have come to expect from a Democratic party that is not interested in anything but political victories at whatever cost is necessary.
As Written and Reported By Joel B. Pollak for Breitbart:
Feinstein attempted to place Ford’s allegations in the context of the broader “#metoo” movement, and lamented that accusers who came forward were, as she put it, “re-victimized.”
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of an accused “to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”
To demand that accusers provide evidence, and that they submit to cross-examination by the accused, is not “re-vicitmizing” them. It is fundamental to the basic principles of justice and the individual rights in our constitution. The alternative — a society where a mere accusation is enough to invoke punishment — would be……
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