Pro-Life Groups Call for Vote on Brett Kavanaugh: Attacks are Like Those on Clarence Thomas

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 20, 2018   |   12:15PM   |   Washington, DC

As the sexual assault allegations against Judge Bret Kavanaugh are beginning to unravel as no proof or evidence has been brought forward, leading pro-life advocates are calling on the Senate to vote to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh and alleged witness Mark Judge both said the sexual assault never took place. And now a third witness also says it never happened.

In light of that, Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association says the Biblical standard of needing two or three witnesses to confront someone about a sin is not met. He tells LifeNews that the allegations have turned out to be a political hatchet job and that Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote should proceed.

“It is no surprise that the Democrats have resorted to the same tactic with Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is all about one thing – stopping a judge who is a constitutionalist from being confirmed to the Supreme Court. The Democrats will do anything and everything to stop a Trump nominee, and they should be ashamed of themselves,” he said.

Wildmon added, “One great perspective on these reprehensible tactics came from our own Bryan Fischer. He believes that, unless the biblical standard of two or three witnesses is met, an accusation should not be considered credible. I couldn’t agree more.”

The pro-life leader says pro-abortion Democrats are doing to Kavanaugh what they did to Clarence Thomas and others.

“In some shape or form, each of those men had charges of sexual misconduct lodged against them, during seasons of political rancor, when it was impossible to prove – or disprove – the charges. In some cases, the fallout negatively affected their careers. Each of them are rock-solid conservatives who love our country and respect the Constitution,” he said.

Other leading pro-life groups want Monday’s hearing on the allegations to move ahead so Kavanaugh can be cleared.

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“We have no reason to change our support for Judge Kavanaugh,” SBA List’s Mallory Quigley said in a statement to Politico. “Obviously Ms. [Blasey]’s allegations are serious and should be heard. Judge Kavanaugh should also have an opportunity to respond.”

Americans United For Life said that “Justice Kavanaugh should be confirmed” barring any new information or evidence. It too notes the similarity to Kavanaugh and Thomas.

There are some similarities between the current headlines and those around the nomination of now-Justice Clarence Thomas, but also some fundamental differences between the two. The most striking similarity is the timing of the allegations, coming between the close of the Judiciary Committee hearing and the vote on confirmation. As with Justice Thomas’s hearing, Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley has now announced that the nomination hearing will be re-opened for airing these assertions on Monday, September 24th. And while the salacious nature of the accusations has a superficial similarity, Ford’s charges are much more serious than Anita Hill’s account of “hostile work environment” sexual harassment; if true, they constitute felonious sexual assault. On the other hand, Ford is a stranger to Kavanaugh, unlike Hill, who followed Thomas from job to job as an apparent protégé.

Obviously, Ford’s recollections and views should be part of the process, but Chairman Grassley is right – Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have done her no favors by waiting until the eleventh hour and doing so in a way that all but guaranteed that her name would be public. It couldn’t be more clear that the Supreme Court nomination process is more broken and politicized than at any point in American history. It is incumbent on the Senate Judiciary Committee to keep the process dignified and fair. While that means hearing out any accusers and taking their claims seriously, it also means examining corroborating evidence and hearing other witnesses. Barring any new information or evidence that comes to life, it is our belief that Justice Kavanaugh should be confirmed.