Christian Ministry Focus On The Family Praises Alleged Sexual Assaulter Sitting On Supreme Court
Jim Daly, head of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, applauded the confirmation of alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Daly claimed that Kavanaugh — who went on an angry Conspiracy-filled rant during a hearing — “is a man of proven judicial temperament.”
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said on Oct. 4 that Kavanaugh did not belong on the nation’s highest court because of his temperament (video below):
I’ve changed my views for reasons that have no really relationship to his intellectual ability or his record as a federal judge. I think that his performance during the hearings caused me to change my mind.
He has demonstrated a potential bias involving enough potential litigant before the Court that he would not be able to perform his full responsibilities and I think there’s merit in that criticism.
Daly tried to paint Kavanaugh — who is accused of sexually assaulting three women — as a “good man” and a victim:
In many ways, those blots on our nation’s history pale in comparison to what has been done to Judge Kavanaugh over the last several weeks, as uncorroborated charges of sexual assault were aired on national television…
In reality, several parts of the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford were corroborated, noted CNN contributor and lawyer Seth Abramson on Twitter.
Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii told CNN on Oct. 7 that there was corroboration of Ford’s claims (video below).
Daly also said: “I have no doubt that Justice Kavanaugh will serve with distinction and honor while on the Supreme Court. He’s already done so during his almost-thirty years of public service.”
Snopes reports: “Kavanaugh had not tried a case in court from start to finish by the time he was nominated by President Bush in 2003 to take his place on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.”
Daly claimed the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaughwere refuted by a “supplemental FBI investigation,” but failed to mention how he knew that to be true as Republicans have refused to release the FBI report.
Daly never mentioned any of the Kavanaugh’s alleged victims by name, including Christine Blasey Ford, but called on Christians to pray for Kavanaugh.