Steven Hayward saw it coming.
I Told You So
Iâ€™ve been saying all week that you could expect another late hit on Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend, and right on schedule, we have the New Yorker story, which, as Paul and Scott have already noted, is pretty thin gruel. But it was absolutely necessary for the left to come up with a story like this, for several reasons. …
[O]ne thing that is true in virtually all cases of sexual predation (think Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein) is that there is a pattern of behavior, and usually several other women stepping forward. This trait was conspicuously absent until now. We know that the mediaâ€”and no doubt large portions of the Democratic establishmentâ€”have been trolling feverishly to find another woman with a story. This is the best they can doâ€”a hazy, indirect, recovered memory?
I think this entire late gambit has been one huge bluff by the Democrats, intending to intimidate Republicans into dropping Kavanaugh. I donâ€™t think Dr. Ford has any intention of testifying before the Judiciary Committee this week, and I expect come Wednesday weâ€™ll get a self-serving announcement attacking Chairman Grassley and the Senate Republicans for â€œbullyingâ€ and creating a â€œhostile environmentâ€ in which Dr. Ford cannot â€œsafelyâ€ tell her story. At that point, Grassley should call for an immediate committee vote to proceed with the nomination. This latest story in just another attempt to keep the intimidation fires alive. Fine: I say letâ€™s call the bluff and request that Deborah Ramirez, the source of the new allegation, present herself for sworn testimony before the committee.