There is no need for the FBI to prove that Brett Kavanaugh is a failed would-be rapist.
In every single appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee he lied–perjured himself under oath. He has engaged in Contempt-of-Congress level insolence and insult. He has threatened retribution from the bench for those seeking the truth about his past and present.
We have seen this coming ever since July 9 when President Trump displayed him in the East Room as his nominee for the Supreme Court. After a single sentence of acknowledgement for the honor, Kavanaugh’s next words–the second sentence out of his mouth–was a preposterous lie: “No President has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination.”
Let us pause to admire what it took to speak those words. To begin with, shamelessness. So bright a man as Kavanaugh certainly understood that he was speaking a lie that could be instantly caught out as a lie. But that did not deter him. So let us add arrogance and entitlement and self-righteousness, secure in the inevitability of his ascent to the Supreme Court borne on the tolerance for lies established by his patron, the President of the United States whose 5,000 documented lies have benumbed Americans to the massive outrage of such contempt for them.
Truth comes before justice. So profound is this prerequisite that, when honored, it enabled South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to forge an astonishing bond of post-apartheid mutual respect where only hatred had previously festered for generations. Brett Kavanaugh is an enemy of truth. He has shown himself beyond doubt to be a temperamentally volatile remorseless liar unfit to serve as a judge at any level of any court.