Hannity Blasts Dems' 'Selective Moral Outrage': They Reject 'Presumption of Innocence' for Political Gain
Dems say Kavanaugh accuser must be believed.
Sean Hannity said Tuesday in his Opening Monologue that the Democrats are continuing their habitual "selective moral outrage" in order to stop the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Hannity said Democrats are repeatedly ignoring one of the main things that "separates this country from a banana republic [or] despotic regime," the "presumption of innocence."
"They're putting politics above what is a core foundational principle," he said, adding that both Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Ford should be given a "serious opportunity to be heard."
But, he noted that Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, has not accepted an invitation for her client to testify at a Monday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh readily accepted the same invitation.
Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor claiming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 35 years ago, late Tuesday demanded a "full investigation" by the FBI before she will attend any congressional hearing or "interrogation" into her accusations.
Republicans repeatedly have invited Ford and Kavanaugh to testify on Monday after delaying a planned Judiciary Committee vote on his confirmation that had been scheduled for Thursday. Kavanaugh accepted the committee's invitation, but Ford stayed mum until Tuesday night.
Hannity said Democrats are joining a call for an FBI investigation into the matter, and pointed to several instances where they dismissed the possibility Kavanaugh is innocent.
Former California Sen. Barbara Boxer said Ford should be believed and that she is showing "classic signs" of PTSD from the alleged encounter.
"I believe Dr. Ford. I believe the survivor here," Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said.
Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono said American men need to "step off" in instances like this.
Hannity said the same people were largely silent when it came to incidents involving the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and former President Bill Clinton.
"This is the same party of Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer," Hannity said. "When Democrats tell you they want to get to the truth... frankly, we've proven they're simply lying."
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