THE GOP'S OPEN LETTER TO DR. FORD
Dear Ms. Ford:
We are saddened, no angry, actually “the most pissed off” we have ever been in our political careers, that you left your quiet non-political existence, in a blue state by the way, to become a performer in this unprecedented "mob" attack of the most qualified man ever to be nominated to the United States Supreme Court. You were the central actress in left-wing Democrats' “monstrous[ly]” false narrative to make now-Justice Kavanaugh into the "slut whore drunk" of this she said/he said story. It failed. We were unwilling to allow this man’s impeccable, high character to be assassinated by the likes of you and those with whom you conspired. It's time for you to go back to your quiet existence, get over it and "grow up."
Listen, sweetie, we gave you an audience. We treated you "the same way we would want our daughters or wives or mothers treated under similar circumstance." We even softened things up for you by allowing a woman to do the questioning. Frankly, you were less than even unconvincing. You hadn't report it. Tons of missing details. You admitted you'd been drinking so your memory can't be trusted. It was too long ago. No corroboration. Zero.
Now-Justice Kavanaugh, however, strongly, forcefully, vehemently denied ever engaging in any form of sexual misconduct or excessive drinking and overwhelmingly confirmed everything we already knew and believed about him. Even if you had been more persuasive, we believe in the rule of law, innocent until proven guilty, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, tie goes to the runner. You really should never have said anything. It's ruined this great man's reputation and only brought disrespect to you. What were you thinking? You should be ashamed of yourself.
What you and the left-wing Democrats did to now-Justice Kavanaugh was “nothing short of monstrous.” His background was “thoroughly investigated” and vetted with “not a hint of misconduct.” We even appeased you and the left by tolerating yet another thorough unimpaired FBI investigation of these and other similar false allegations. Nothing.
“We are sorry for what now-Justice Kavanaugh and his whole family were forced to go through the last several weeks. We should all admire now-Justice Kavanaugh’s willingness to serve his country despite the way he’s been treated.”
“Everything we believed we knew about now-Justice Kavanaugh, we are now more convinced than ever that he didn’t do it, that he’s the right guy to be on the court, that you have got a problem, and destroying Judge Kavanaugh’s life won’t fix your problem.”
Mr. Trump, who epitomizes the philosophy and high moral standards of the party he now leads, said:
"But I’ll have to tell you, the appointment of a Supreme Court justice — and I look at him, and I looked at the man that we appointed just before him, Justice Neil Gorsuch who was put through the paces, but nothing like what’s happening now. . . .
“What he’s going through: 36 years ago, this happened. ‘I had one beer. Right? ‘I had one beer’ ‘Well, you think it was . . . .’ ‘Nope, it was one beer.’ ‘Oh, good. How did you get home?’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘How did you get there?’ ‘I don’t remember. ‘Where is the place?’ ‘I don’t remember.’ ‘How many years ago was it?’ ‘I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.’
“‘What neighborhood was it in?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘Where’s the house?’ ‘I don’t know.’ ‘Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?’ ‘I don’t know. But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.’
“And a man’s life is in tatters. A man’s life is shattered. His wife is shattered. His daughters, who are beautiful, incredible young kids — they destroy people. They want to destroy people. These are really evil people.”
Finally, Christine—if we may call you that, yes his life is in tatters. His life is shattered. We express our sincerest apology to the American people that our colleagues on the other side were able to use you, prostitute you really, to politicize and exploit the pain of those who are actual victims of sexual abuse or assault.
Your 2018 GOP
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