Cotton: Some Statements by Dems About Kavanaugh Resemble ‘Stalinist Show Trials’ (Report)


On Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Present,” Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) argued that a few of the statements made by Democratic senators about Supreme Courtroom nominee Decide Brett Kavanaugh “resemble the form of Stalinist present trials you noticed within the Soviet Union,” the place making an accusation is sufficient.

Cotton mentioned, “[T]he Democrats and the media have spent lots of the final couple of years speaking about undermining primary democratic norms. They need to look within the mirror. Discuss undermining primary democratic norms of due course of and the presumption of innocence. These are issues that return 800 years to the Magna Carta. And the Democrats, like Mazie Hirono or Richard Blumenthal or different senators, are primarily saying that Brett Kavanaugh is responsible just because he faces an allegation, allegations within the New Yorker article, which can be utterly unsupported by any proof and that, by the accuser’s personal admission, solely got here to her after she spent six days working with a former elected Democrat and her lawyer, and allegations from Ms. Ford which can be disputed by the 4 folks she claims had been in the home on the time what she mentioned occurred, occurred.”

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He added, “Now, she’ll have an opportunity to current her case on Thursday. However a few of the statements by my Democratic colleagues really, not simply resemble McCarthyism, they resemble the form of Stalinist present trials you noticed within the Soviet Union, that merely making an accusation is sufficient if it’s within the better pursuits of the get together and the state, as Mazie Hirono primarily mentioned on Jake Tapper’s present on Sunday.”

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