In the end, they had this articulate man blubbering incoherently…weeping for his good name and pleading to have the sanctity and well-being of his family returned to him.
Have a heart, you wondered as one inquisitor after another, all of them Democrats and proud of the label, lambasted the condemned man with one false accusation after another in pursuit of a prey, not the truth, as is the case in all Inquisitions – only this was not the Spanish Inquisition of the 1400s. This was the Senate Judiciary Committee, the United States of America, 2018.
But it was a hanging court just the same.
He was Trump’s choice. Therefore, no due process. No pity. He must pay. He must be ruined, as prelude to Trump himself.
It was Trump they were really after. Kavanaugh was just a stand-in. First, he must be squashed and rubbed into the ground, nose first.
Trump was serious business.
Kavanaugh was simply fun for the Democrats, a sideshow – and also an experiment as to how much cruelty they can get away with before America grew disgusted.
The question was this – would America tolerate this sort of abuse? Would nausea set in at the spectacle of an innocent man being tormented for no good reason?
Kavanaugh would be their appetizer; Trump their banquet.
The tactics were so obvious. They entrapped him with false witnesses. The one woman, the main witness, was a rehearsed liar. They encircled him 100 times with the same questions. They were toying him. They were playing him – and each time he squirmed they grew bolder and taller, until one of the inquisitors, this Cory Booker, another Democrat, thumped his chest and called himself Spartacus.
It was the sound of the jungle. It was the baying of savages.
Would America tolerate this? Wouldn’t someone say, Stop, this is not how we do things in America?
Wouldn’t someone say to the Democrats – shame on you?
Wouldn’t the media rise to the defense of a man so wrongly condemned?
Instead, they piled on. They found other false witnesses. They published more false testimony. Anyone with a made-up story to tell was welcomed in print and over the air.
Why ruin a juicy story with facts that say otherwise, that the condemned man is innocent? The news media wanted to be part of the fun.
Anyone can jump in and the media of this generation would never pass up a chance to manipulate the public – read this.
So would the public tolerate this injustice? In fact, yes. Some voices were heard in protest. Mainly, though, among Democrats, there was approval all around.
As proof, in the elections that followed, they overwhelmed the House with the same types that tortured the condemned man.
Yes, he finally got his seat on the Supreme Court. But he would forever be tarnished. He would never be the same. The Democrats had made their point.
Never before was it like this. But it was like this in America, 2018.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.
He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal,” the classic Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” and most recently “News Anchor Sweetheart.” Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com