The Republican sham to seat Brett Kavanaugh on the United States Supreme Court came full circle on Monday night as Donald Trump led the swearing-in of the accused sexual predator and under-oath liar during a live televised ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
During his remarks straight from Bizarro World, Trump falsely claimed Kavanaugh was “proven innocent” just days after the conclusion of an FBI investigation that failed to interview dozens of witnesses that likely could have validated the multiple allegations against the new Supreme Court justice.
“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” Trump said, already destroying any attempt at unity at the beginning of the ceremony. “I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent.”
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In light of the serious and credible allegations against Kavanaugh, Trump’s statement likely made most of the country cringe:
On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process. Our country, a man or a woman, must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. And with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent. Thank you. Margaret and Liza, your father is a great man. He is a man of decency, character, kindness and courage, who has devoted his life to serving his fellow citizens.
The FBI investigation was a complete sham
It’s hard to listen to Trump claiming Kavanaugh is completely innocent just days after the FBI completed an investigation that didn’t seek the truth.
Hamstrung by the White House, the bureau refused to talk to anybody that could have corroborated the multiple allegations against Kavanaugh. It’s easy to be “proven innocent” when you ignore any evidence that could hint at wrongdoing.
On Monday night, the Trump-Republican sham to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court came full circle. As expected, it was a disgusting spectacle.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.