November 05, 2018
There are a lot of things that Brett Kavanaugh looked forward to when he became a Supreme Court justice – like the ceremonial walk down the steps after his investiture ceremony. But, like so many of the celebrations surrounding his confirmation, Democrats managed to ruin this one too. There are just too many "security concerns," a court spokesperson said, for the new justice to keep the tradition.
It's one in a long line of happy memories the Kavanaughs have had to sacrifice after the viciousness of the Left. Now, more than a month after Senate Democrats tried to destroy his life over bogus sexual allegations, one of his accusers is admitting what Kavanaugh insisted all along: she made it all up. In a bombshell revelation that should be on every front page in America, Judy Munro-Leighton confessed that she "just wanted to get attention."
Well, she got the media's. Her phony story helped feed the hysterical headline that the president's Supreme Court pick was a drunken monster who preyed on women. The allegation got the press's undivided attention, despite the fact that it -- like every other account -- didn't have a corroborating leg to stand on. And of course, now that she's confessed, much of the media is nowhere to be found. It's an inconvenient reminder the day before a midterm election that Democrats used people like Munro-Leighton to try to destroy an innocent man.
"It's despicable," Fox News's Greg Gutfield points out, "how much press that the allegation got, versus the press it isn't getting now -- once it's debunked." Liberals didn't mind using Munro-Leighton to build their sham case against Brett Kavanaugh, but now that she's admitted it's was "false, a 'ploy,' and a 'tactic,'" they have no interest in the truth -- or in clearing the justice's name.
Fortunately, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) insisted the investigation wasn't over when Kavanaugh's confirmation was. Under his leadership, the committee dug deeper -- 414 pages' worth -- into the accusers' claim. In a letter to the FBI and Justice Department, Grassley talks about the extensive investigation that included interviewing more than 40 people "including classmates and friends of all those involved. Committee investigators found no witness who could provide any verifiable evidence to support any of the allegations brought against Justice Kavanaugh... [T]here was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh."
Munro-Leighton's testimony, which is partially included in the report, is astounding. Asked if she'd ever even met Brett Kavanaugh, she told officials, "Oh Lord, no." "I was angry." And now, so are conservatives. "A vicious accuser of Justice Kavanaugh has just admitted that she was lying, her story was totally made up, or FAKE!" the president tweeted. "Can you imagine if he didn't become a Justice of the Supreme Court because of her disgusting false statements. What about the others? Where are the Dems on this?"
If Senate Democrats were as interested in justice as they claimed to be September 27, they should be leading the call for Munro-Leighton's prosecution -- along with fellow faker Julie Swetnick and her attorney, Michael Avenatti. Instead, they want Americans to think you can do anything to disrupt the president's agenda and get away with it. Thanks to Senator Grassley, people may start thinking twice before they try to sabotage an innocent man. Munro-Leighton should be prosecuted, the Wall Street Journal editors insist -- not just for the damage she's done -- but to "deter other attention-getters who think they can make false accusations to stoke a political mob in the media and U.S. Senate."
Brett Kavanaugh and his family are still living through the fallout of that horrible month. Nothing will ever undo what happened to him -- and what they lost because of it. But you can do something that will help protect other men and women from the same nightmare: Vote.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.