WATCH: Dem Senator who lied about Vietnam service says Kavanaugh fails on ‘credibility’

· September 19, 2018  
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There really is no limit to the nonsensical circus that is Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination “process.”

In utter defiance of any shred of self-awareness, we have Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

At a Tuesday press conference, flanked by two other sitting senators, Blumenthal said that the Kavanaugh nomination should be withdrawn because, “The bar here is not whether you have not criminally assaulted someone; it’s credibility, trust, integrity.”

Yes, Blumenthal actually wants to set that evidence-free standard … at least for Republican nominees. He also goes on to say that, because of the claims, “This nomination will not only cast a shadow over Judge Kavanaugh if he were ever to be confirmed … it will also stain the United States Supreme Court irreparably.”

Lest we forget, Blumenthal picked up his Senate seat in 2010 after it had been reported far and wide that he lied about his service in the Vietnam War. Instead of actually serving in a combat function in Vietnam as he claimed, he got a series of deferments from 1965 to 1970 and then joined a reserve unit, which all but guaranteed that he wouldn’t see combat, and remained stateside conducting drills and organizing a Toys for Tots drive.

Yet Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t meet Blumenthal’s standards for “credibility, trust, integrity” because he denies a single unproven claim of misconduct from 36 years ago, and Blumenthal seems to have no problem with tanking a man’s reputation and his career over it.

Folks, the irony here is so rich that Bernie Sanders is probably off somewhere drafting a bill to slap a 95 percent personal tax rate on it as we speak.


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Author: Nate Madden

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