Kavanaugh accuser lied to "get attention"

  • 5 November 2018
  • NormanL

The left's vile effort to destroy Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh failed. It may have materially harmed Democrats chances of winning additional Senate seats. And now, some of Kavanugh's accusers find themselves in legal trouble for making false statements:

Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Judy Munro-Leighton to the Justice Department and the FBI for potential prosecution for making false statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ms. Munro-Leighton was one of the women who piled on with claims of sexual assault by Mr. Kavanaugh in the progressive mob moment of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing. She claimed in an Oct. 3 email to the committee that Mr. Kavanaugh and a friend “sexually assaulted and raped me in his car.” Justice Kavanaugh denied it and Ms. Munro-Leighton conceded on Nov. 1 that she made it all up.

And she probably thought matters would end there. No such luck:

In a letter to the FBI and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Mr. Grassley says that, under questioning from Judiciary staff, Ms. Munro-Leighton conceded she made the false accusations because she “just wanted to get attention.” She said, “I was angry, and I sent it out.” This follows Mr. Grassley’s earlier referral to Justice concerning false statements by Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and attorney Michael Avenatti.

These referrals are important because Democrats say they plan to keep harassing Justice Kavanaugh. They vow to re-open investigations if they win the House or Senate, and they may try to dig up more allegations without evidence. It’s thus important to expose and sanction accusers who lie. False statements to Congress harm nominees and their families, waste committee resources, and further poison American politics.

The foul lies thrown at Justice Kavanaugh did not derail his confirmation, but they did great harm to him, his family, and the confirmation process. Sen. Grassley is entirely right to refer these matters to the Justice Department. The law may not be able to heal the damage done to the Kavanaugh family, but it can ease the sting...and serve as a warning to others who just want to get attention.