Austin Glass, the statute of limitations has not run. The amount of time passed is not relevant. If they had done an actual investigation, he could have still gone to jail. There was plenty of “smoking gun.” People have been executed in this country on less evidence than was available here, if they had actually pursued it. And you might want to educate yourself on the neuroscience of trauma and how that relates to some memories being crisp and others being fuzzy. Most people on both sides of the aisle found Dr. Ford’s testimony credible. She was open and vulnerable and raw.

He, on the other hand, was calculated, obfuscating, belligerent, lied repeatedly under oath and challenged questions so as not to have to answer them. That says a lot right there about who was honest and who was not. If you step back from politics or ideology and look at this with a cool head, it’s pretty clear they were hellbent on ramming this guy through, no matter how unsuitable he was; no matter what he might have done or how the appearance of impropriety alone should have disqualified him from this particular position. That’s a sad indictment of where this country now stands.

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