In yet another attempt to delay the confirmation of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh until after the 2018 midterm elections, Christine Blasey Ford’ is now claiming through her attorney, Lisa Banks, that she is “not prepared” to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for a hearing without a full FBI investigation into her allegations.
Yet despite her lack of preparation to give any sort of testimony or frankly to provide any proof at all to her eleventh-hour accusations from 36 years ago, Blasey Ford wants a law enforcement investigation of the incident. In fact, according to her attorney, Blasey Ford has no intention of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee until such an investigation takes place.
Lisa Banks appearing in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper stated:
“Any talk of a hearing on Monday frankly is premature because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago. And since that time, she has been dealing with hate mail, harassment, death threats. So she’s been spending her time trying to figure out how to put her life back together, how to protect herself and her family. And there hasn’t been an investigation and these are serious allegations.”
Banks adds: “She’s not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday. No investigation — any legitimate investigation is not going to happen between now and Monday. This is going to take some time and what needs to happen is there shouldn’t be a rush to a hearing here. There’s no reason to do that.”
“This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday. I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity.”
“In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and obtained by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”
The letter from Ford’s lawyers notes that despite receiving a “stunning amount of support from her community,” Ford has also “been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats” and has been forced to leave her home.
“We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and Ranking Member Feinstein to discuss reasonable steps as to how Dr. Ford can cooperate while also taking care of her own health and security,” the letter from Ford’s lawyers said.
Ford’s attorney Lisa Banks told Cooper that Ford will talk with the committee but added:
“She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday. She will talk with the committee,” Banks said. “She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday. This just came out 48 hours ago. Asking her to come forward in four or five days and sit before the Judiciary Committee on national TV is not a fair process.”
“If they care about doing the right thing here and treating this seriously as they have said, then they will do the right thing and they will properly investigate this, and she will work with them in that investigation and also to share her story with the committee,” Banks said Tuesday night.
Grassley said in a statement Tuesday night that there were never any plans to sit Ford and Kavanaugh together at the witness table, as Banks told Cooper during the interview. He said there is no reason for more delay.
“Immediately after learning of Dr. Ford’s identity from news reports Sunday, committee staff started working to gather facts related to her claims. We’ve offered Dr. Ford the opportunity to share her story with the committee, as her attorney said yesterday she was willing to do.”
“We offered her a public or a private hearing as well as staff-led interviews, whichever makes her most comfortable. The invitation for Monday still stands. Dr. Ford’s testimony would reflect her personal knowledge and memory of events,” Grassley said. “Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay.”
A Justice Department spokesperson said the FBI had forwarded the initial letter from Sen. Dianne Feinstein on September 12 to the White House counsel’s office in accordance with guidelines for conducting background checks.
The spokesperson noted that the allegation “does not involve any potential federal crime,” and said “if the FBI becomes aware of new information that raises suitability questions about a nominee or appointee, the agency will inform the White House, which is an existing agreement.”
"I don't see how you could throw her, cold, into a hearing. It's a almost cruel thing to do … it's an unfair contest." Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault https://cnn.it/2NjHsfA
Posted by Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Sanders At Dem Debate: It’s ‘Unfair’ To Compare My Socialism To Venezuela’s Socialism – WATCH
Bolshevik Bernie is now whining over his socialism showing. I’m not kidding. Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claimed it was “extremely unfair” to equate his radical leftist policies to those of Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro during Thursday’s Democratic presidential primary debate. Never mind that Maduro’s tyranny is the logical end to all socialism — Bernie says his socialism is different. Right.
Sanders said this in response to a question from moderator Jorge Ramos at the debate. Ramos may be many things, but he’s also a vocal opponent of the Venezuelan regime. Ramos was also temporarily imprisoned by Maduro after the dictator took offense to his questions during an interview for Univisión in February. He questioned why Sanders had failed to condemn Maduro in the past and asked him to clarify in what way his embrace of socialism as a label for his personal ideology differed from the socialism that has brought Venezuelan society to a complete collapse. A very astute question.
From The Daily Caller:
“You admit that Venezuela does not have free elections, but still, you refuse to call Nicolas Maduro a dictator,” Jorge Ramos said. “Can you explain why? And what are the main differences between your kind of socialism and the one being imposed in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua?”
“Well, first of all, let me be very clear. Anybody that does what Maduro does is a vicious tyrant,” Sanders responded.
“What we need now is international and regional cooperation for free elections in Venezuela so that the people of that country can create their own future. In terms of democratic socialism, to equate what goes on in Venezuela with what I believe is extremely unfair,” he said.
“I’ll tell you what I believe in terms of democratic socialism. I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia, guaranteeing health care to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave,” the Vermont independent continued.
“I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement.”’
That was a convenient protestation. You say potato, I say communism (socialism is communism-lite but it’s still communism).
“You’ve got a handful of billionaires controlling what goes on in Wall Street, the insurance companies, and in the media,” he said. “Maybe what we should be doing is creating an economy that works for all us, not just one percent.”
“That’s my understanding of democratic socialism,” Sanders concluded.
Let me tell you something… Democratic Socialism is socialism. They just gave it a friendlier name. It’s still death on a cracker for constitutional freedoms.
“Under Maduro, Venezuela’s constitution refers to healthcare as a “fundamental social right, an obligation of the state [to provide], as part of the right to life.” Late dictator Hugo Chávez nationalized all hospitals in 2013, the year he died and Maduro took over. Since then, Venezuelan hospitals have suffered enormous shortages in medicine and key medical equipment. As many as 85 percent of pharmacies in Venezuela have no medicine and the country faces chronic shortages of nearly every medicine on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of drugs necessary to run a functional healthcare system.
“Maduro has repeatedly blocked humanitarian aid shipments from entering the country.
“In February, the same month Maduro arrested Jorge Ramos for asking about the status of political prisoners under his regime, Sanders told CNN that Venezuela still enjoyed “democratic operations,” refusing to call Maduro a dictator.
“I think it’s fair to say that the last election was undemocratic, but there are still democratic operations taking place in that country,” Sanders said during a town hall discussion.
“Carmen Yulín Cruz, a Sanders campaign co-chair and mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, refused to condemn the human rights situation in Venezuela during an interview with Jorge Ramos in July. She also attempted to distance Sanders from the “socialist” moniker, saying she did not use it herself because, “especially for Latinos,” socialism is often equated to “authoritarianism.”
“While Sanders called Maduro a “tyrant” on Thursday, Maduro has had kind words for Sanders. In 2016, Maduro condemned the United States as a dictatorship, claiming that the fact that “our revolutionary friend” Sanders did not win the Democratic primary that year was proof that “in the United States, the people do not have social rights.”’
The Castro brothers in Cuba also love Sanders and, of course, Sanders honeymooned in Russia. He also received training there. The 78-year-old socialist has also stated that communist China has “made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see Bolshevik Bernie’s political leanings here.
It’s entirely appropriate to compare Bernie’s socialism to Venezuela’s — they are the same flavor of communism and he knows it.
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Anti-Socialist Ad With Ocasio On Fire Plays During ABC’s Dem Debate – WATCH
Isn’t amazing how the left will boycott anything they don’t agree with? The constant hysterical tantrums they throw are entertaining.
The hashtag #BoycottABC was trending on Twitter after the network aired a political advert featuring a burning photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the Democratic debate on Thursday night. Many Twitter users were outraged by the advert.
It shows the New York Democrat’s photo burning away as Elizabeth Heng, a Republican activist from California, speaks about the “face of socialism and ignorance” and her father’s experience in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.
“Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death in Cambodia before a forced marriage saved his life. That’s socialism: Forced obedience, starvation,” Heng says, showing images of life under the communist regime.
“Mine is a face of freedom. My skin is not white, I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican.”
The advert was paid for by Heng’s PAC, New Faces GOP, which promises to fight against “extreme, socialist Democrats” and to “elevate the next generation of Republicans so that we can not only survive as a party, but expand beyond the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves.”
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, hit back on Twitter after the ad ran. “Republicans are running TV ads setting pictures of me on fire to convince people they aren’t racist. Life is weird!” she tweeted.
“Know that this wasn’t an ad for young conservatives of color – that was the pretense. What you just watched was a love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case.”
Heng responded: “Not Republicans. Me. Are you really calling me a racist @aoc? I’m calling all Democrats out for supporting an evil ideology. Or are you just in Congress to hang out with celebrities and tweet out ridiculous ideas like the green new deal?”
Addressing the network’s Twitter account, the writer Jack Wallen tweeted: “You really screwed the pooch on this one. That ad was violent, disgusting, and nothing but right-wing propaganda. Just because some politician paid you to air an ad, doesn’t mean you should kick your morals to the curb for a payoff. #BoycottABC is the result.”
Ocasio & libs were none-too-happy about the commercial.
Ocasio-Cortez just responded to the ad by calling Heng, who is Asian, a "white supremacist"@AOC is so stupid that she does not realize that she just played right into the point of the ad: it pissed her off, she reacted, and now the group is getting TONS of attention
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 13, 2019
Dear ABC-Thanks for giving us the perfect reminder to boycott the network that hired Sean Spicer. #BoycottABC
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 13, 2019
If you’re a surgeon, you’re captain of the ship and you take responsibility for everything that happens in your operating theater. Likewise, ABC is responsible for all advertisements run by its affiliate networks. That ad burning AOC’s face was horrifying. No excuses. #BoycottABC
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 13, 2019
Cry me a river!
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