The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh continued to dominate the news cycle this week, even as the Christine Blasey Ford hearing continues to draw nearer and yet seem less substantial with each passing hour. However, an interesting theory about ‘Crissy’ and her claims has come forward.
Some, including famed right-leaning talk show host Rush Limbaugh (who has long broadcasted from behind the golden EIB microphone) have suggested that her sudden revelation of sexual assault in 2012 may not be evidence of the veracity of her claims, as those on the left seem to believe.
Rather, they have pointed to evidence that seems to indicate her sudden recovery of those memories could have been spurred on by the Mitt Romney campaign, and names it mentioned for the United States Supreme Court. Were these claims planned to derail a Romney appointee? The facts are too suspicious to be completely ignored.
In 2012, the presidential primary was well underway in the United States.
Mitt Romney, a fairly moderate republican with an interesting background filled with accomplishments in both the public and private sectors, managed to win the Republican Party’s primary on May 29, 2012, thanks to a commanding win in Texas.
As his campaign began to gear up to run against then-President Barack Obama, who had coasted easily through minimal resistance to remain his party’s nominee for the presidency, they made a number of changes to the website, and further fleshed out Romney’s policy proposal, including his vision for the Supreme Court. The campaign also mentioned that they would put people like Kavanaugh on the highest court in the land.
His website stated, according to an early October 2012 article in USA Today, declared that he would, if elected to the presidency, nominate justices reminiscent of Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito.
All of this interestingly coincided with the fact that Ford, who had apparently never spoken with anyone about her alleged trauma at the hands of a young Brett Kavanaugh, suddenly ‘remembered’ the incident in 2012, when she was undergoing marriage counselling.
Recently, Christine Ford named four people who could ‘corroborate’ her claims. What they really corroborated was that yes, she told them her story in 2012.
This story suddenly came forward when Kavanaugh’s name was being considered for the SCOTUS .
It would be easier to believe her claims, and to undermine the idea that she might have vindictively targeted the judge, who passed through no less than a whopping six background checks, if she could produce a single corroborating witness.
Thus far, she has completely failed to do so.
Dr. Ford has produced a number of names of people she claimed were at the party.
Thus far, not one person has agreed with her account that anything untoward occurred, much less that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, attempted to do anything to her.
The second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, failed to corroborate her claims as well, and has refused to provide sworn testimony, or even to answer basic questions about her testimony.
Instead, her lawyer has referred those who inquired of her about the claim she made to the New Yorker, and to the article already written about it.
In those articles, Ramirez declared she was not sure at all about what Kavanaugh ‘did’ to her, or if he was even present.
The third claimant, Julie Swetnick, also made absurdly nonspecific claims in the signed affidavit she provided. Most of her claims of misconduct on Kavanaugh’s part seem to fall well short of having witnessed any wrongdoing, and the few instances where she claimed to have done so seem to be wildly based on her personal interpretation of events.
What if this really was nothing more than an attempt to derail the confirmation process?
This conspiracy theory certainly could be the truth, and there’s as much evidence for it as there is that Brett Kavanaugh has ever been anything other than a gentleman around women.
Later today, Ford will finally have to defend her claims in front of people who can cross examine her and the allegations she made.
Perhaps that will, finally, put those claims to bed.