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Dianne Feinstein Laments Return of Due Process

Dianne Feinstein, Ben Cardin

Senator Dianne Feinstein is just one of a number of people who are less than pleased with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the moment. After all, the secretary removed Obama-era rules that require colleges to set up systems best described as “kangaroo courts” to deal with allegations of sexual assault.

However, Sen. Feinstein sent out a tweet on Friday that is almost guaranteed to have you shaking your head.

Seriously, she sent that out on Twitter without even a hint of irony.

For the sake of completeness, here’s her follow-up.

Isn’t that special.

But back to the first tweet — let’s just take in the warm glow of a sitting United States senator actually complaining about the existence of due process. Let’s also enjoy the fact that she can’t comprehend how our entire legal system is predicated on the idea of “innocent until proven guilty.” It’s a cornerstone of this great country.

What Sen. Feinstein is lamenting is a return to that concept on college campuses so that those who are accused can actually have the means and opportunity to defend themselves against heinous allegations.

Will guilty men on college campuses skate free? Unfortunately. However, we’ve also seen men expelled from school over sexual assault allegations that were predicated on “facts” that were easily disproven.

It’s also worth noting that colleges were put in a position where they were required to create these kangaroo courts, thus putting them in position to be sued by men wronged by a clearly biased system. They were damned if they did, damned if they didn’t.

That ended.

Instead, we have a system where everyone is to be treated fairly moving forward. Yes, the accused has rights, despite what Sen. Feinstein believes, and now colleges can recognize those rights moving forward. That’s how it was supposed to be.

Campus rape isn’t nearly as common as the left likes to pretend, but let’s be honest. One rape is too many.

However, you do not remedy one wrong by committing more wrongdoing. Sen. Feinstein’s unironic tweet indicates that something I tweeted Friday in sarcasm is something the senator apparently believes with all her being: