One of the greatest things about being an American is you are always presumed innocent until proven guilty.
To Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that isn’t the case when talking about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
To Schumer, the judge is not to be presumed innocent.
Chuck Schumer on Judge Kavanaugh: “There is no presumption of innocence.”pic.twitter.com/Ftt9WmQos2
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) September 25, 2018
From The Blaze:
“You have to diametrically opposed stories, and there are two issues,” Schumer explained. “A, which story is right, and if, if, uhm, Dr. Ford is telling the truth then Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility is in great question.”
“I agree that we, this is not, that’s a criminal trial,” he responded. “What I believe is that we should get to the bottom and find the facts in the way that the FBI has always done.”
“There’s no presumption of innocence or guilt when you have a nominee before you,” he concluded.
Talk about “dangerous words.”
— Jill (@11MyJam) September 25, 2018
Democrats: Bringing the Saudi Arabian justice system to America. https://t.co/eTU4U2eDxc
— Nathan the Wurtzelhearted (@NathanWurtzel) September 25, 2018
Good to know that's the new standard, Chuck. Do you think you could withstand this level of scrutiny? https://t.co/Mvv2OsYvrI
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 25, 2018
This is how the left will proceed if you let them. https://t.co/J0NijCtxvq
— Mulder's Shroom Ride (@proteinwisdom) September 25, 2018
— US Spaceforce Designated Marksman🐝 (@TeKniKaL45) September 25, 2018
Even nuttier, Schumer says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) needs to apologize for politicizing the Kavanaugh-Ford allegations.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell apologize to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, following remarks McConnell made that said an “evil smear campaign” was targeting President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
“Leader McConnell owes an apology to Dr. Ford for labeling her allegations a ‘smear job.’ Let me repeat that, Leader McConnell owes an apology to Dr. Ford for labeling her allegations a ‘smear job’ and he should apologize to her immediately,” Schumer, D-New York, said on the Senate floor. “It is galling — galling for the Republican leader who has done more than maybe anyone else to politicize the Supreme Court nomination process, to make these trumped up, hyperbolic charges.”
Schumer’s remarks come one day after McConnell, R-Kentucky, spoke on the Senate floor to criticize Democrats, who he said “wouldn’t let a few inconvenient things — like a complete lack of evidence, or an accuser’s request for confidentiality — get between them and a good smear.”
“Democrats have signaled for months they’d put on whatever performance the far left special interests demanded and throw all the mud, all the mud they could manufacture,” McConnell said Monday. “Even by the far left’s standards, this evil, evil smear campaign has hit a new low.”