The accusations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh merit a proper hearing that should take place before his Supreme Court nomination vote, holds David Lat of The New York Times. While the allegations against him are not iron-tight, they should be looked into properly. Appointing him without doing so would mean that this story would cast a constant shadow over his Supreme Court tenure. Every major vote he casts would raise the question whether he deserves his position. If his appointment goes through after hearing his accuser, it will have done so as fairly as possible, to the country and to his accuser. She deserves to be heard.
Democrats have turned Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser into a political weapon to delay his Supreme Court appointment, believes Myron Magnet of City Journal. The vote to approve him for this position should have gone through. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations are unlikely to be true. Her account of events that happened a long time ago is blurry and doesn’t make a solid enough case to delay a Supreme Court nominee from being appointed. Democrats seem to be repeating certain steps seen when they used Anita Hill’s accusations to attack Clarence Thomas’s character. This partisan strategy should not have been rewarded by delaying the vote.