Blackburn denounces ’11th-hour smear,’ Bredesen calls for hearings

Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn wants to move along with a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite allegations of sexual misconduct while he was in high school. Democrat Phil Bredesen says the Senate should hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has made the allegations.

“Dianne Feinstein has had this letter since July. This is a delay tactic. Dr. Ford should testify under oath, and Senator Grassley should proceed with the vote as scheduled,” Blackburn said in a statement.

“Chuck Schumer is telling the Democrats to delay while they attempt an 11th hour smear of Judge Kavanaugh, and Phil Bredesen is already doing what he’s told to do,” she said.

22 Responses to Blackburn denounces ’11th-hour smear,’ Bredesen calls for hearings

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    So long as we don’t allow this latest Democratic tactic to delay the final vote on the Kavanaugh nomination so that it doesn’t take place prior to adjournment we should allow this VERY liberal woman to make her charges regarding an incident that allegedly occurred over thirty-five years ago with not one shred of evidence besides her word that it ever took place besides vague ruminations she made to her analyst thirty years after the fact. Of course, all of this relies on the ability of the notorious spineless Republican Senators to subject her to a polite but most rigorous examination.

    Poor Judge Kavanaugh, first he is subject to a charge of an incident that allegedly happened thirty-six years ago that simply can’t be refuted except by his denial and the denial of the witness who happens to be, heaven help us, another MALE. Then he has to rely on the backbone of centrist/tepid conservative Republicans to support him against the “when all else fails” charges of some very liberal lady professor out of a very liberal California university. Please don’t wear cheap suits around any Republican senator, we don’t want to give them any ideas.

  • Eddie White says:

    Bredesen does not want to support a conservative Supreme Court judge. He needs a way out..this may give him his chance…

  • Silence Dogood says:

    He will be on the Supreme Court by October 1, 2018. Yawn….

  • Donna Locke says:

    Absolutely no to Kavanaugh. Move on to another candidate. The U.S. Supreme Court has already been corrupted, so we’ve already had our sign on where we are as a country. But yeah, keep turning off female conservatives. Just keep on.

    • Donna Locke says:

      I left this comment on the Tennessee Star Web site, and they did not post it. That’s the second or third time they’ve not posted a comment from me that they likely would not, did not, care for.

      I support ther effort at providing an alternative and some very needed balance, but I oppose their censoring of commentary.

      • MarLE says:

        That is a Blog, nothing more with some articles parachuted in from elsewhere that may sometimes actually have merit. But as for the “homegrown” articles….. it reflects the political and personal biases of the owners who also served as editors and even authors of articles, sometimes quoting themselves in the 3d person. It is a propaganda machine for those they support. When they support a candidate that person’s record is never examined~ the selling points are highlighted. There is no balance at all. It follows no journalistic standard that I am familiar with including the one You just mentioned of excluding opinions not in concert with their own. You will not get an examination of issues; you will get their chosen candidates talking points……Pravda was probably more evenhanded.

        • Donna Locke says:

          Chris Alto has been providing ignored facts and much-needed balance on immigration issues. I offered to write some immigration pieces for them and never heard back. That is okay. I just want them to keep doing what they’re doing with that.

          I am not religious, and Tennessee Star pushes theocratic stuff that I don’t want dictated and legislated into my life, so we have a fundamental disagreement. But overall, I hope they continue.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      The females I know who are conservative are wise enough to know that when a liberal lady suddenly “remembers” an assault that allegedly took place thirty years prior just as a conservative male is being considered for a Supreme Court vacancy and then goes public some six years after that when he is actually nominated that is the time when the biggest decision is whether to laugh or be outraged at the obvious liberal ploy. It’s the liberals who, I’m afraid “Just keep on” keeping on.

      • Donna Locke says:

        I read enough information to believe the woman. In anything like that, I believe the female unless there is good evidence to the contrary.

        • Stuart I. Anderson says:

          Guilty until proven innocent, you’re becoming a true authoritarian Donna. Congratulations!

          • Donna Locke says:

            So you believe women are lying until proven otherwise. Why?

            Kavanaugh is not on trial. He is a job “applicant.”

          • Stuart I. Anderson says:

            Good grief Donna, it has been a fundamental tenet of justice since Roman times that “Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies.” This has developed in modern times into a “presumption of innocence” that is a legal right in most states in the U.S., the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Justinian Code, and the English Common law.

            It’s a little scary that this is all so foreign to you. It’s a right that every accused has, even when the accused is a male and the accuser is a woman.

          • Stuart I. Anderson says:

            He’s is not on trial, but she is accusing him of acts which are a violation of the law and fundamental principles of justice should prevail in our society even outside of trials.

          • MarLE says:

            Were all the women accusers of Bill Clinton “settled” with? I think we are in a completely different time and all of these women should try again to get Bill Clinton convicted in the Current Court of Public Opinion….the one that ousted Harvey, Matt, Les etc. If it is appropriate to go after all these guys why is Bill Clinton still on center stage?

          • Donna Locke says:

            Stuart, you are choosing to ignore credible assertions by a college professor who has taken and passed a polygraph test, is willing to testify, and is backed up by therapist notes from 2012 and statements by her husband. What would she have to gain from lying about this?

            I helped found a rape crisis center in 1975 and went to court many times. I have pretty good radar on such things.

          • Donna Locke says:

            MarLE, I have believed Juanita Broadrrick from the beginning. And others. Bill Clinton is an evil person.

        • Stuart I. Anderson says:

          “Credible assertions?” From reports I have seen she is not sure of the year in which the alleged incident occurred. She is not sure exactly where the incidents occurred, she is not sure how she got to the party she cites, and she is not sure how she got home. She waited until the last possible moment when Kavanaugh’s nomination was all but assured until she consented to the release of this information to add pressure for an emotional rush to judgement or postponement of consideration of the nomination altogether until after the mid-term election when a number of “Bredesens” may take the place of “Corkers” in the Senate. If most of these reports are true this is an outrageous ploy by the Democrats to thwart Kavanaugh’s nomination by an emotional lynching rather than a dispassionate review of the facts.

          “What would she have to gain by lying about this”? Donna, the woman and her attorney are long-time leftist activists. What she has to gain is thwarting of the seating of a right-of-center jurist on the Supreme Court who will be definitively more conservative than Justice Kennedy who he is replacing. Donna, I’m afraid your involvement with instances of male violence against defenseless women has completely clouded your judgement on this matter.

          • Stuart I. Anderson says:

            And her memory was miraculously jogged enough for her to have her therapist make a record of the incident in 2012, which by the way is even more vague than her current reported recollection, because it was at that time that reports began to circulate that Kavanaugh was on the short-list of potential Supreme Court nominees should the Republicans gain the Presidency.

  • William Upton says:

    Why would anybody take the word of this woman? Not only is she a California wack job but she’s also a psychology professor at a California University! Come on! How much less credible can she be? No credibility for her at all and no benefit of the doubt.

  • Bob Fischer says:

    Wow. Just wow. Kavanaugh has been shown to be lying to the U.S. Senate under oath at least five times and all of the sudden we’re expected to take his word over the word of a woman he attempted to rape or whatever this story comes to be, without even vetting and investigating? Wow. Just wow. James Madison is rolling over, screaming, in his grave about now. THIS, is not what the founders intended.

  • Donna Locke says:

    I have grown increasingly disgusted with the Republicans about many things. They really deserve what is going to happen to them.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      What is going to happen to them is that they will continue to be the second major party in this two party country. When the marginally involved voters get disgusted with the Democrats and their leftist antics they will vote Republican. When these same voters get disgusted with the Republican’s inability to rise above representing the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Round Table they will vote Democrat. So it has been so it will be until a terrible crises confronts this country only then things will change.

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