Well, it looks like the latest accuser has come forward with more allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. First, we had Christine Blasey Ford, who claimed that the judge tried to force himself on her in high school. Then, we had Deborah Ramirez, who claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party. Now, we have Julie Swetnick, who drafted a declaration accusing the judge of participating in “gang rape” and other types of sexual malfeasance.
I suppose the left is hoping that the third time’s the charm?
The latest allegations, if true, are pretty damning. The document — which was written with the assistance of Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti — accuses Kavanaugh of spiking fruit punch and participating in gang rape. Unfortunately for the left, Swetnick’s story — just like her predecessors — has some issues.
She Never Says Kavanaugh Participated In Rape
In one of her statements, Swetnick discusses her rape at one of the ten parties she attended. “In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,” she writes.
Note that she is not specific about where Kavanaugh was at the time. She only uses the word “present.” Was he in the room? Was he outside the room? Was he outside having a drink? Was he just there in spirit?
We don’t know, because Swetnick leaves this information out. In fact, much of her claims are couched in this type of vague language. More on that later.
Nowhere in the document does Swetnick claim that she witnessed Kavanaugh raping anyone, nor does she say that she heard of him participating in these “train” rapes. The closest she comes to accusing him of sexual assault is saying that: “I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room. These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.”
So how does she know that Kavanaugh and Judge were waiting in line for their “turn?” Did she see either of them enter one of the rooms? She does not tell us, so we cannot assume that either of the boys actually participated.
She Gives No Concrete Facts
Much of her declaration uses vague wording to describe the activities at the parties she attended. On top of that, many of her statements could be construed as opinion, not fact. She writes:
“I observed Brett Kavanaugh drink excessively at many of these parties and engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior toward girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, ‘grinding’ against girls, and attempting to remove or shift girls’ clothing to expose private body parts.”
While Swetnick claims that Kavanaugh engaged in this behavior against the girls’ consent, she does not explain how she knows it was against their consent. Let’s be real here, sometimes girls participate in the behavior, and sometimes they do not. If a girl does not consent, she will make it known that she does not appreciate what the boy is doing. Did this happen? Again, we don’t know because Swetnick does not tell us.
Is The FBI Inept?
Swetnick claims that she attended about ten of these “gang rape” parties where girls were victimized. She claims that Kavanaugh was present at these parties — but she never goes as far as saying he participated. At most, she says he stood in line outside one of the supposed rape rooms.
Here’s the problem. Kavanaugh has been investigated by the FBI six times throughout his career. It is highly unlikely that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would run a deep background check on the judge without uncovering allegations against him.
We can say a lot of things about the FBI, but there is no way that they are inept enough to thoroughly botch this type of investigation. If Kavanaugh had participated in these crimes, they would have found out about it.
Why Would Swetnick Do Nothing About A Rampant Rape Culture?
Swetnick claims to have attended multiple parties where rape occurred on a fairly regular basis. Indeed, she claims to have been raped. So, this begs the question: Why didn’t she do anything about it? If her statements are true, she was aware of multiple teenage girls becoming victims of rape and refused to lift a finger to help them. How likely is this to be true?
Moreover, why didn’t anyone else report these sexual assaults? It’s hard to believe that rape could be this rampant among a community of high schoolers without someone saying something about it. At least one person would have spilled the beans, wouldn’t they?
Nobody Has Corroborated Her Claims
Lastly, Swetnick’s claims have the same problems as the others: Not a single witness can corroborate her claims. Nobody has stepped forward to confirm that these events occurred. Nobody has stated that Kavanaugh was even present at these gatherings.
It’s not hard to believe that Kavanaugh drank quite a bit during his teenage years. But that’s not a serious enough issue to justify rejecting his confirmation.
Will It Work?
Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh gave their testimonies before Congress on Thursday. While many believed that Ford came off as credible, many others believed that Kavanaugh’s testimony was legitimate. Indeed, his obvious anger and emotion came as a surprise to the Democrats, who believed they would be able to railroad him.
Moreover, a fourth accuser has emerged, claiming that Kavanaugh pushed a girl against a wall in a sexual manner. However, the fact that the sender of the letter with the accusations was anonymous, along with the fact that it was written on a postcard, has diminished its credibility to the point that it is not widely discussed.
Swetnick’s allegations are the least credible of the bunch — escalating the accusations against Kavanaugh from sexual assault to actual gang rape was a horrible idea on the part of Michael Avenatti. There is little chance that anyone who is not a rabid leftist will believe the accuser’s claims.
The president acquiesced to Senator Jeff Flake’s request that an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is conducted. Even though Trump has mandated that the investigation should only last a week, it gives the Democrats time to find someone else who is willing to make claims against Kavanaugh.
Of course, it is unlikely that the FBI will find any compelling information that could cast a negative light on the judge, but it is important that this investigation is the last delay that we allow the Democrats. Either way, by next week, we will know if Kavanaugh will become the next Supreme Court justice.