A family member of Christine Blasey Ford told a friendly network that Ford was a serious person, a scientist, no less.
For one thing, Ford is a psychologist. As such, she can only be a social scientist, not a scientist.
For another, if Ford’s “science” is anything like her callous attitude toward the rights of the accused in our adversarial understanding of the law—then she is not a”scientist,” and most definitely no “serious person.” She might even be legitimately considered a bit of a menace.
One item on Blasey Ford’s long list of demands to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, before she relents and goes away, is that “Brett Kavanaugh should be questioned first, before he has the opportunity to hear Ford’s testimony.”
Kavanaugh goes first and is denied the opportunity to hear the accusations against him, confront his accuser, and fashion a response to her accusations.
Make no mistake, Blasey Ford is submitting Kavanaugh to a public lynching, a trial by any other name, except that this trail is without protections such as the presumption of innocence.
And certainly without the 6th amendment constitutional protections:
The 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution sets out many rights for defendants during a criminal prosecution, including the right of the accused to confront their accusers. The relevant text of the Confrontation Clause of the 6th Amendment reads as follows: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him.
Impotent Republicans are incapable of standing up for anything. GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley JUST caved again to Blasey Ford, giving her Highness still more time to decide on yet MORE conditions for her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Why not Harmeet K. Dhillon?
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) September 25, 2018
A sex-crimes prosecutor? What on earth for?
With their choice of sex-crimes prosecutor #RachelMitchell to do the questioning of #BrettKavanaugh and his accuser, what are Republicans saying? That they think a sex crime occurred? https://t.co/QCISEfoHi5
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) September 26, 2018