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Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Man who falsely accused Kavanaugh of 1985 assault being treated unfairly

Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Man who falsely accused Kavanaugh of 1985 assault being treated unfairly

“They’re trying to throw him under the bus, I think as a demonstration that other people who come forward will be treated very roughly”

Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democrat Senator from Rhode Island, has been one of the most aggressive attackers against Brett Kavanaugh.

Whitehouse’s grilling of Kavanaugh over a high school yearbook is being widely mocked, even on Saturday Night Live.

Whitehouse generated even more controversy when it was disclosed that Whitehouse referred a constituent who made an allegation that Kavanaugh was involved in a 1985 sexual assault to a reporter at the same time as Whitehouse referred the matter for investigation to the FBI and Judiciary Committee. That accusation was later recanted, and the constituent has been referred by the Judiciary Committee to the Department of Justice for investigation and possible prosecution.

Whitehouse’s conduct is becoming an issue in his relection campaign. Challenger Robert Flanders, who says donations and support are flooding after Whitehouse’s antics, says:

“By referring that constituent to a reporter, Senator Whitehouse showed that he was more interested in fomenting a media-feeding frenzy than in ascertaining the veracity or credibility of the allegation,” Flanders stated in a press release. “This type of partisan hatchet work indicates that Sheldon Whitehouse cares more about stopping the elevation of Judge Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court than he does about fundamental fairness, due process, and the integrity of the United States Senate.”

Yet Whitehouse views the false accuser as the victim, not Kavanaugh, and is criticizing how the false accuser has been treated.

NBC10 reports:

But during an interview with reporters Sunday night, Whitehouse said the Republican Committee staff “outed” the man.

“This is a regular guy — constituent — and they’re trying to throw him under the bus, I think, as a demonstration that other people who come forward will be treated very roughly. It’s the Republican Committee staff who outed this guy to begin with, not the FBI. Not me. Not him himself. Not the press,” said Whitehouse, a Democrat who is seeking re-election. “This was a stunt pulled by the Republican Committee staff and I hope that when things calm down a little bit, there will be appropriate apologies made to our constituent.”

Whitehouse’s spokesman claims no media reports came out of Whitehouse’s referral of the accuser to a reporter, but Whitehouse’s office has not responded to our email seeking identification of the reporter to whom Whitehouse referred the accuser.

Meanwhile, Tom Cotton is calling out Whitehouse for his obsession with the high school yearbook:

[email protected] is treating a high-school yearbook like it’s the Da Vinci Code, which I would call a “dark hole of phony narrative,” but maybe that’s just me

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Morning Sunshine | October 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

Dare I hope that the Democrats have “jumped the shark” on the whole Kavanaugh issue? And that more people are tuned in to what exactly the Dems ARE instead of what they pretend to be for their constituents?

    Morning Sunshine in reply to Morning Sunshine. | October 2, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Sorry – more to add. I think no one in this country wants to be judged on what they may or may not have done in high school as a stupid teen and what they wrote in their yearbooks. I think that resonates with more people: how stupid we ALL were in high school – and how drunk most are in college – and no one wants that to be the defining moments of our lives. Most Americans grew out of that and expect that others have as well.
    Even life-long Dems of my acquaintance and family have been pleased with Trump’s actions as President and find the whole Kavanaugh thing to be too much.

      Good luck to you and yours, on that. Meanwhile, I’ve had people say how glad they are all this other stuff is coming out about Kavanaugh, nodding piously among themselves that the rightful anger over flimsy accusations from high school and college is the inattention of good people for victims.

      People who read The Atlantic and listen to NPR have no idea what’s going on. I find their gullibility and emotion connection to every fantasy put out by the Democratic Party at the national level to be … amazing.

      Of course, the whole thing about the yearbooks is that the people who scrubbed Ms. Ford’s background couldn’t wholly get rid of the reference in one of them to her having a car wreck while driving under the influence of hallucinogens.

      The Democrats have a very weak case for voting against Kavanaugh, and so they are going with what they have. It is so flimsy that it makes people angry that they even dare bring these “arguments” up.

        Tom Servo in reply to Valerie. | October 2, 2018 at 10:12 am

        And we can guarantee that these are the same people who will say that Keith Ellison’s sexual assault doesn’t matter and should be ignored, and that an adult Beto’s attempt to flee the scene after he wrecked his car while driving drunk is something no one should even ask about.

        Edward in reply to Valerie. | October 2, 2018 at 10:22 am

        Lucky for the Socialist-Democrats that they need no reason to vote against Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. That is why the vast majority of Socialist-Democrats in the Senate announced they would vote “No” on 9 July 2018.

    mathewsjw in reply to Morning Sunshine. | October 3, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the one that should have a Criminal Referral to the FBI

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 2, 2018 at 9:29 am

“Boo-Cucking-Hoo!”

Cry me a River!

“This is a regular guy bald-faced liar — constituent — and they’re trying to throw him under the bus….”

FIFY

    snapper451 in reply to rinardman. | October 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    It appears that Weldon Shithouse outed the guy to the press instead of asking his staff one simple question, “is this guy a nut?”. It would have saved a lot of trouble but in the end it shows the general disregard that Weldon has for his constituents.

What a clodpole that man is.

“One Flew East One Flew West One Flew Over the CooCoo’s nest.” What the “F” was I thinking when I wrote that in my yearbook? I have lost my decoder ring what super secret innuendo was it?

Will the good people of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations vote this clown out!

You’ve gotta be freakin’ kidding me. Who’s being treated unfairly again? Certainly not the fatuous Rhode Island liar who made that sh*t up out of whole cloth. No, he’s not the one being treated unfairly.

    RITaxpayer in reply to UJ. | October 2, 2018 at 11:37 am

    delusional-adj-

    1. maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness

    2. having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions

    Weldon in a nutshell.
    It’s making more sense all the time.

    healthguyfsu in reply to UJ. | October 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    You better be careful. You just used a word that doesn’t mean fat-shaming but sounds like it. You better hope you don’t need to be out in public since you are not a member of the protected class.

He has that look of someone who wants to pass gas but is afraid that he will discovered, or worse, that something else might happen. Tom Brokaw was a master of that look, deadly serious about how to make change for a dollar.

Surreal: The likes of Whitehouse, Feinstein, Flake, et al., judging the character of Kavanaugh. It is a sickening show. It must stop. Now.

I thought Florida Man “revealed” his lies on twitter. All by himself.

Florida Man SHOULD get a little rough treatment. Like prison time for knowingly making false and malicious allegations to the US Senate.

Too bad that sen. fartacus’ role in all this is probably protected by the currently-dominant theory of the Speech & Debate Clause.

Comanche Voter | October 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Sheldon Whitehouse–somebody ought to “boof” in your face. If some person feels “empowered” to join the poo flinging festival, he (or she) might just be asked to back up what he or she said.

Now Keith Ellison’s lawyer says that “without video corroboration, the accuser’s statements are “just allegations”.

Back in 1982 there was no home videotaping equipment around–but there were Kodak Super 8 home movies.

In that regard and time (1982) unless Kavanaugh’s alleged assault on Ms. Blasey (now Blasey Ford) was captured on Super 8, I’m going to have to go all Johnnie Cochran here and say, “If there is no Super 8 you must exonerate”. Show me the film–or shut up.

Please correct me if I’m wrong. Whitehouse belongs to a whites-only country club. Doesn’t that make him a white supremacist? Whitehouse’s family made their fortune buying and selling African slaves. Doesn’t that make him a white supremacist? Please correct any errors I may have made; I only want facts associated with the man.

Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democrat Senator from Rhode Island, is being disingenuous, to say the very least. There were remarks in the hearing that confidential procedures exist, and that they see “hundreds” of allegations.

The US Senate holding a well-publicized hearing is no different from the FBI or local police handling a splashy murder case: They all get people crawling out of the woodwork, giving all kinds of “tips” and making all kinds of “claims.” Normally, the Senate, the House, the police and the FBI all all take care to sift through the chaff, and set aside the nonsense.

Except now. Because they don’t have anything else.

Without context, they hope to fool their constituents into thinking that this flurry of baseless claims is something to be taken seriously, rather than something they would normally handle quietly and set aside.

Because they don’t have anything else.

He has a long history of writing clean, well-reasoned, moderate opinions. He has a long history of mentoring good-quality female clerks. He has a long and honorable history of treating women well.

At the hearing, several Democratic senators told him that they opposed his nomination, not because of anything that had to do with him or his record, but because he was nominated by DJT.

Chuck Schumer, senior Senator from New York, vowed to oppose the Kavanaugh nomination with everything he had the day the nomination was announced.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/24/flashback-chuck-schumer-pledged-oppose-kavanaugh-everything-i-have/

And so, we have the Democratic Party perusing fart jokes in high-school yearbooks, as well as allegations of college and high school misconduct that do not stand up to even minimal scrutiny.

“You’ve gotta be freakin’ kidding me. Who’s being treated unfairly again?”

It’s an old tactic: throw a ridiculous statement out there and get people arguing against it. Now the ridiculous is arguable.

The Sheila Jackson Lee of the Senate. “I read Yearbook Code”

A regular guy who just happens to have made a false accusation against an appeals court judge being nominated to the Supreme Court AND has publicly recanted?

Whitehouse is an idiot. His statement consists entirely of obvious lies. I only believe one detail in Whitehouse’s statement. He calls the demented liar who committed the felony of providing false information to a Senate committee, which Whitehouse naturally forwarded to the FBI, the committee, AND a reporter “a regular guy — constituent.” That I believe. Demented liars flock together. I concede that in Sheldon Whitehouse’s view demented liars are regular guys and form the very core of his constituency. Who else would support a demented liar.

Did any of you see the AGW hearing chaired by Whitehouse, in which he constantly and stupidly brought up Galileo, apparently never having heard of Copernicus. Why was it stupid? Because Whitehouse thinks it should be a federal crime to “deny science;” i.e. deny the “scientific consensus” regarding anthropogenic global warming. Which is precisely the reason the Catholic Church found Galileo guilty. He was denying the “scientific consensus.” He also could offer no proof the earth orbited the Sun (he contended the tides proved the earth was in motion, just as the fresh water being delivered to Venice sloshes around as the barge carrying it is in motion, an argument that Church scientists rightly laughed out of the courtroom as absurd and wrong and even Einstein who was a great admirer of Galileo had to admit this in a foreword he wrote for a 1952 translation of Galileo’s treatise on heliocentrism vs. geocentrism) It was over one hundred years after Galileo’s death that astronomers figured out that “light aberration” also (as in addition to observable stellar parallax which had been acknowledged for millenia) proved that the earth orbited the sun. Only then did astronomers abandon the geocentric systems that had been widely accepted in favor of the Copernicus/Keppler’s heliocentric system.

So the “scientific consensus” can change but only if idiots like Whitehouse aren’t locking up scientists who are free thinkers and don’t run with the herd.

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | October 2, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    The best part of that AGW hearing was Mark Steyn was one of the witnesses and he tore Whitehouse a “second front hole” like the one Blasey-Rord had installed in her home. It was beautiful and Whitehouse was a stammering mass of quivering flesh when he cut Steyn off to stop the slaughter.

    Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | October 2, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Stellar parallax was not observable in Galileo’s day. It wasn’t observed until the early 19th century. This was actually one of the strongest arguments against heliocentrism, for which neither he nor Copernicus could give any answer. The difference is that Copernicus acknowledged the problem, and therefore did not assert that heliocentrism was more than a flawed hypothesis. Galileo arrogantly proclaimed that despite his inability to answer the question heliocentrism was an established fact, and the scientific consensus against it was wrong. The correct answer, that the parallax exists but the stars are so far away that it’s too small to measure with the instruments available in his day, never even occurred to him.

      Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | October 3, 2018 at 6:05 am

      I never said stellar parallax could be observed in Galileo’s day. It had been widely known back until the time of the Greeks that is what astronomers would be observed if the solar system was not geocentric but heliocentric. No other proof was thought to exist at the time of Galileo, which was why the “scientific consensus” stuck with the theory the universe was geocentric although by Galileo’s time the Tychonic system (all the other observable planets revolved around the sun but everything else revolved around the earth) had largely replaced the Ptolemaic geocentric system.

      But astronomers continued to look for stellar parallax, and toward the end of the 17th century as their instruments got better they began to observe stellar aberration or light aberration. Although they didn’t know that was what they were seeing. Some confused it with stellar parallax but most admitted they didn’t know what it was they were looking at as it was accounted for by no known theory. It wasn’t until the first third of the 18th century that astronomers could finally explain the phenomenon. Essentially when the observer is in motion the object appears to distend in the direction of the observer’s motion. The higher the velocity of the observer, the greater the distention. Astronomers eventually were able to explain the phenomenon mathematically. It was clear proof that the observer standing on the earth was moving at a high rate of velocity. Thus the earth was orbiting the sun and the geocentric systems were abandoned in short order.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is the one that should have a Criminal Referral to the FBI

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