Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser until 10am ET today to reply to his numerous and accommodating offers to submit her testimony, under oath, regarding her allegations. It was last weekend that through her lawyers that she stated she was willing to come forth and give her story, so what changed? She has now issued a caveat of wanting a full FBI investigation, of what? She wants our Federal Bureau of Investigation to expend their resources to investigate an accusation which she has now stated she does not remember when or where it occurred? As well, it is not the job of the FBI to investigate 36-year-old allegations surrounding juveniles. There have already been six FBI investigations into Judge Kavanaugh’s background.
As a career Army officer, I was trained to look beyond the tactics, and recognize the opposition’s real objective. In this case, it appears that the progressive socialist left, the Democrat party, has told us.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon:
“Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono (D.) said Democrats could keep the open seat on the Supreme Court vacant until after the 2020 election if Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination collapses and Democrats regain control of the Senate in November.
Hirono pointed to the long vacancy of Antonin Scalia’s former seat as a justification for holding off on confirming any nominee from President Donald Trump. When Barack Obama was president and Republicans held the Senate, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not hold a vote on Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland, and Hirono said Democrats could do the same if they had the Senate.
“I think we’ve had those kinds of vacancies before, and we certainly had over a one-year vacancy with Merrick Garland,” Hirono told Politico Magazine. “So the world does not come to an end because we don’t fill all of the nominees.”
In 2016, Hirono criticized her Republican colleagues for not considering the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. “It is unprecedented to announce unilaterally that no part of advice and consent will occur until after an election.”
Okay, truth be told, this is all a revenge driven political stunt by the Democrat [Socialist] party. First of all, the whole angst about Merrick Garland is based upon what could be called the “Biden Rule.” It was then-Senator Joe Biden, along with Chuck Schumer, who stated President George W. Bush should not be allowed to fill a SCOTUS vacancy in the final year of his term, his second term. When Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, there was no drama, so what is this all about?
This is politically motivated, and the Dems are banking, as Senator Hirono stated, on delaying this past the midterm elections. They are hoping to flip the US Senate. Then they will cry “no vote” on the nominee because they would be in a “lame duck” session. Meaning the following year, when a Democrat Senate majority is seated, they would force President Trump to appoint a justice to their liking . . . or just stall, keeping the seat vacant, and looking to win back the White House in 2020. This is all a very calculated plot, which was probably part of the Chuck Schumer conference call that admonished maximum resistance to the Kavanaugh nomination.
What we have here is, in essence, a mini coup d’etat by the Democrat [Socialist] party. They are actually seeking to hold hostage the judicial branch of our federal government. This further evidences how vital the courts are to the left. They need the Supreme Court to mandate, and implement their ideological agenda. You know this, and they certainly are scared of this, and the reality is staring them in the face. The evil of the progressive, socialist, left is that they are more than willing to destroy a good man’s reputation, life, and family, all for their ultimate objective: the fundamental transformation of America.
So, I ask: who among you are willing to be counted in their numbers? Who of you are willing to accept this most despicable, and abhorrent of behavior to undermine our Constitutional Republic. We are facing a clear and present danger, and we have a clear choice to make for our country. The left in America are deranged, power mad, and tyrannical. They have proven, once again, the lengths to which they will go to to achieve their ends.
We are truly embroiled in an ideological Civil War, and the only way to achieve victory is at the ballot box in November. Only a resounding political defeat can crush this delusional effort, or at least set it back. America will then have to brace itself for another episode of “The Empire Strikes Back” in 2020. The hatred of Donald Trump, because he won, has manifested itself as a hatred for our America.
Why would anyone want people who hate America to be in control of America?
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom. His forthcoming book, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, is due fall 2018 from Brown Books Publishing Group.