Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court by President Donald J. Trump produced new, unprecedented evidence that things have gone very wrong in Washington DC.

The weaponization and the politicization of the nomination process are not new. What is new is the near riotous disruption of the integrity of the Senate’s advise and consent process and the manner and timing of the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh by a former high school classmate.

While evidence abounds that we have a divided government, there is something hideous about how the Judiciary Committee and its Democrat members have conducted themselves. When the leadership turns the process into a self-serving, three-ring, political circus, we no longer have divided government, we have bad government.

The Broken Nomination Process

To be sure, Kavanaugh is not the first to be “Borked,” and it’s unlikely he will be the last, absent an infusion of civility and moral order into the nomination process.

Is the nomination process finally broken? Is the temptation to grandstand an irresistible lure, especially to those facing reelection or, as is the case, an opportunity to run for President? Are the cameras, lights, microphones and media opportunities overpowering the process, making it impossible for candidates to receive an impartial hearing?

None other than Cory Booker (D-NJ) threatened the Judiciary Committee with the disclosure of documents not allowed by the committee. Booker invoked “Spartacus” claiming he would sacrifice himself and face the music, including by implication, expulsion from the Senate for disclosing protected documents.

Booker defiantly challenged the Chair, asserting, “I’m saying I am knowingly violating the rules,” and demanding that if there were going to be repercussions, “bring it.”

It was 7 hours before we ever heard Brett Kavanaugh speak, and even then the stage was handed over to protestors who disrupted the Senators questions and the candidate’s answers. The tribalism, while denounced by all sides, is now seemingly uncontrollable.

The Nature and Timing of the Allegations

After the hearings concluded, Americans were treated to a hidden document from a woman accusing Kavanaugh of grouping her in high school. In July, Dianne Feinstein received a letter from Christine Blasey Ford, a victim of an alleged attack by Kavanaugh at a drinking party when he was seventeen.

Feinstein held the letter, presumably because the accuser did not want to be identified, despite having called the Washington Post tip line to report the incident.

Predictably, the same Democrats on the Judiciary Committee who protested not making all Kavanaugh related documents public hid the Ford letter for almost 7 weeks, disclosing its existence only after the scheduling of the confirmation vote that would likely put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

Pull out the stops and fast forward. Democrats have gone wild (more than usual) calling for a delay in the Senate’s vote, an FBI investigation (rejected by the FBI) of an accusation that took place 37 years ago in an unknown location, on an unidentified date, without witnesses, except one who says the event didn’t occur, and no forensic evidence.

Today, Senator Kerstin Gillibrand (D-NY), a known friend and campaign beneficiary of pervert Harvey Weinstein, made a statement in which she insisted she knew that Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth and that Kavanaugh was lying.

I believe Dr. Blasey Ford because she’s telling the truth. You know it by her story. You know it by the fact that she told her therapist five years ago. She told her husband. This is a trauma she’s been dealing with her whole life. She doesn’t want to be in a bedroom that doesn’t have two doors. People knew that about her a long time ago… these are the hallmarks of truth, these are the hallmarks of someone who wants to be believed. I believe her because she’s telling the truth. She’s asking the FBI to investigate her claims…She’s asking for that kind of review, that investigative work, that oversight, that accountability. Someone who is lying doesn’t ask the FBI to investigate their claims. – Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (R-NY)

Here’s Gillibrand on MSNBC, repeating a similar diatribe.

Gillibrand joins the chorus of hysterical Democrats who are calling the GOP members of the Judiciary Committee racists, old men, and perpetrators of a sham.

Absent from the discussion is a clear-headed application of the 6th Amendment which seems to logically and even legally prohibited the condemnation of the accused without due process. This morning, iVoteAmerica, courtesy of yours truly, tweeted the following series of 6th Amendment recitals and applications.

Kavanaugh, rather than Cory Booker, appears to be the one having a Spartacus moment. Kavanaugh has issued more than one absolute denial of the charges of grouping, assaulting, intending to rape, and even a vague reference to attempted murder.

This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday. I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity. – Judge Bret Kavanaugh

The Last Word – for Today

The secrecy of the allegations, the disappearance of Ford’s social media accounts, and now the on-again and off-again intention of Ford to show up and testify have thrown the nomination process and the correct application of the 6th Amendment to accusers and accused, indeed the law itself, into repute.

My bottom line is simply that this entire affair is yet another symptom of the dysfunctional and out of control centralized government. Ours is clearly a government slowly abandoning its sense of absolutes as it gives way to relativism and the values of secular humanism. Is the rule of law gone?

Certainly, any criminal accusation should always be taken seriously, but the manner, timing, and nature of the attacks on Judge Kavanaugh are really an attempt on the part of the Democrats to control the courts.

If Mrs. Ford was assaulted, let her come forward and state her accusations. If her statements can prevail, and Judge Kavanaugh is proven to have misled the Judiciary Committee, he should be denied a seat as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.