The accusations lobbied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh simply don’t hold enough weight to stop his appointment, holds Jonah Goldberg of National Review. The burden of proof should be on his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. So far, no one has been able to corroborate her story. The one person she mentioned did not remember Kavanaugh or the party. Ford’s several decade-long silence doesn’t do her allegations any favors. Today’s politically charged climate has normalized the idea that women must be believed without hesitation, but this is unfair to Kavanaugh. Like all citizens, he deserves to be seen as innocent until proven guilty.
Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh may not hold enough weight to put him in jail, but they should be enough to prevent his Supreme Court appointment, believes Larry Krasner of The Huffington Post. It does not have to be proven outright, like with a criminal case. The situation being probable, and Kavanaugh being unable to disprove it, reflect poorly on his character. Too poorly, in fact, for someone who seeks to be in such a position of power. Too many have already decided that Kavanaugh is innocent. This should be decided by a proper investigation. He will need to meaningfully disprove Ford’s believable story.