Kavanaughís accuser came forward. The big question is what to do about the vote.just out of curiosity, what changed your mind from treating this as a trivial matter just a page ago to now considering postponing it and giving this a legit airing prior to a vote? not being a smartass - just genuinely curious what occurred to change your position on this.
Iíd be inclined to postpone it, and to re-open the hearing for additional testimony. Itís not ideal, but both the accuser and Kavanaugh should be put under oath, along with the other boy who was in the room and the other two boys who were allegedly in the house.
Thatís unlikely to be what happens, but I think thereís at least enough indicia of credibility there to warrant further explanation.
1. At first appearances, the accuser doesnít seem to be a crazy. Yes, sheís a California Democrat, but she seems to be a serious academic, and nobody has found any wild rhetoric yet;
2. She described a similar account in 2012 to her therapist, which is backed up by her therapistís notes;
3. She passed a lie detector test (albeit one set up by her attorney).
Now, my instinct is that this event has been exaggerated or misinterpreted. Some of it seems incongruent: an attempted rape that made the woman fear for her life while the third person in the room repeatedly jumped on the two. It comes across more like goofing off from the third party (Mark Judge) than somebody aiding in a rape. But, who knows? Thereís plenty of room for cross-examination, and 35 year old memories can be wildly inaccurate, but the questions should at least be asked and answered.