Somehow I ended up on MoveOn.org’s mailing list. I’d like to say it’s because I’m sneaky and good at opposition research, but most likely I just clicked on the wrong thing. Nevertheless, in my inbox recently was a letter from MoveOn asking for money to defeat Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the next election because of her support of falsely accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
I say “falsely accused” because NONE of the accusers’ testimonies were proven true. In America, the onus is on the accuser to provide evidence of claims of wrongdoing, or the accused is innocent. That’s the law. MoveOn, however, is still pushing a false narrative out to its members by claiming that Kavanaugh is some kind of “serial sex predator,” and they are very angry at Susan Collins for voting to confirm him.
Dear MoveOn member,
43 minutes and 30 seconds. That’s how long Maine Senator Susan Collins spoke on the floor of the Senate defending Brett Kavanaugh before casting the deciding vote to grant him a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
43 minutes and 30 seconds spent disregarding the harrowing testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, railing against the countless women and men who worked tirelessly to bring the truth to light, and spewing Donald Trump’s talking points.
In 43 minutes and 30 seconds, Collins destroyed what reputation she still had as a “moderate” by ramming through Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
MoveOn continued to push the now-proven-spurious claim from the New York Times that a new “witness” came forward to accuse Justice Kavanaugh, yet again, of inappropriate behavior. That source turned out to be a lawyer and political operative who worked for Hillary Clinton. That’s not suspicious at all.
And after The New York Times on Saturday published an excerpt from an upcoming book corroborating one of the other allegations of assault by Kavanaugh from Deborah Ramirez and revealed a new, very similar allegation, one thing has become very clear: Those 43 minutes and 30 seconds should mark the end of Collins’ career in the Senate.
MoveOn does not tell the reader that the NYT left out the very important bit about the “victim” having no recollection of the incident. Instead, they rehash Christine Blasey Ford’s ridiculous allegations (her own witness said it never happened and there was no party that she attended with Justice Kavanaugh).
During her testimony before Congress, Dr. Blasey Ford shared the horrifying experience of Kavanaugh and a friend pushing her into a bedroom during a party, holding her down, and laughing while they assaulted her.
Collins didn’t believe her.
Neither did the rest of us. Especially when it was revealed that Blasey Ford claimed a fear of flying kept her from coming to Washington, D.C., earlier to meet with lawmakers. A lawyer for the Republicans revealed that she had taken numerous flights for vacations around the world regularly. Blasey Ford had no explanation for why her fear of flying only included a flight to D.C. to meet with Republican senators much earlier in the selection process that would have avoided the intergalactic freak show that the confirmation became.
And although Dr. Blasey Ford was the only victim allowed to testify, she was not the only victim to come forward during his confirmation hearing.
Ramirez, Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate, also came forward to share her story of assault—when Kavanaugh exposed himself and forced her to touch his penis.
It’s her story that The New York Times corroborated this weekend.
No, no, no. The New York Times left out exculpatory evidence, which they have now added, that says the so-called victim says it never happened. PJ Media’s Matt Margolis reported the NYT’s ever-changing story.
A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly. We corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier; the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say she does not recall the episode.
An Editors’ Note was also added at the bottom:
Editors’ Note: Sept. 15, 2019
An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.
As for Deborah Ramirez, her story was completely inadmissible as evidence. She claimed her memory of the incident had “significant gaps” in it. In other words, she didn’t remember. This is not what anyone would call a reliable witness. MoveOn doesn’t share any of that information with its many readers.
By voting for staunchly anti-choice Kavanaugh, Collins proved that she does not care about defending Roe or access to abortion.
By voting for a man who repeatedly lied under oath, she proved that she does not care about defending the institutions of our democracy.
And by voting for a serial sexual predator, she proved that her only loyalty lies with the Republican Party, no matter how low it stoops.
The citizens of Maine deserve better than Collins, and the Senate must be more than a protectorate for shameless, amoral partisans like Collins, Mitch McConnell, and so many more.
MoveOn calling anyone else “shameless, amoral partisans” would be funny if it wasn’t so maddening. Justice Kavanaugh has been neither charged nor convicted of any crime and calling him a “serial sexual predator” is grounds for a defamation suit, in my opinion. If Justice Kavanaugh is considering suing the NYT for their part in this mess, he should also tack MoveOn to the filing.
You can read in detail about why you should never take the word of a woman when it comes to accusations of rape if she offers no evidence in my new book, Believe Evidence; the death of due process from Salome to #MeToo, where I go into detail about the absurdity of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony and those of the other harpies put up to smearing Justice Kavanaugh, and the importance of our Constitutional rights of due process. Pick it up today on Amazon.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; the death of due process from Salome to #MeToo” and “Shut Up! The Bizarre War that One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment. Follow her @MeganFoxWriter on Twitter.