Is the Kavanaugh hearing a job interview or trial? | The Tylt

Is the Kavanaugh hearing a job interview or trial?

When Judge Brett Kavanaugh takes the stand in his own defense against allegations that he sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, senators will frame their questions in dramatically different ways. According to reporters from The New York Times on the Times' podcast, The Daily, Republicans will treat the hearing as a trial, placing the burden of proof on Blasey Ford. Democrats will come from the angle that this is a job interview for a position Kavanaugh is not owed and he must prove his character. What do you think?

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Republican lawmakers are treating the hearings as a criminal trial, in which there is a presumption of innocence for the accused. Republicans have obtained the services of Rachel Mitchell, a respected prosecutor who is an expert in sexual abuse cases. In the eyes of Republicans, if Blasey Ford can not adequately prove her allegations, Kavanaugh should be confirmed. Per The New York Times

Republicans are framing the hearing as a legal proceeding. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, has said Judge Kavanaugh deserves a “presumption of innocence.” Other Republicans argued that they are not obligated to believe Judge Kavanaugh’s accusers — a stance that carries considerable political risks in the era of #MeToo.
“I’m not big into my feelings; I don’t believe you have to believe a woman because they said it,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a member of the Judiciary Committee, adding, “I’m going to ask myself: Would this allegation in a legal system go anywhere? And the answer is no."
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Democrats, on the other hand, are considering the hearing a job interview. Just like any job interview, it is up to the candidate to prove they are qualified and deserving of the position. There is no presumption that anyone is due a job, especially if that job is a lifetime position on the nation's highest court. Per The New York Times

Democrats, by contrast, are framing the hearing as a job interview to determine Judge Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve; a Supreme Court seat is a privilege, they say, not a right. They intend to use Thursday’s hearing to raise questions about his character and his truthfulness — a narrative they were pushing even before the sexual assault allegations emerged — in an effort to darken his image so voters will see him as unfit.
“There’s no presumption of innocence or guilt when you have a nominee before you,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader. “There is rather — rather, find the facts. Find the facts, and then let the Senate and let the American people make their judgment not whether the person’s guilty or innocent, but whether the person deserves to have the office for which he or she is chosen, plain and simple.”
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