Pirro: To Dems Like Feinstein, 'You're Guilty Until Proven Innocent'
Judge Jeanine Pirro said Saturday on "Justice" that Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein's recently publicized letter detailing decades-old assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an example of the Democrats' "guilty until proven innocent" mantra.
Pirro noted her own experience in Westchester County, N.Y. as a former longtime jurist and elected prosecutor that innocence until guilt is proven is "unambiguous" and "etched in stone."
She noted the allegations sent to the FBI by Feinstein are anonymous and that they go back to when the Supreme Court nominee was in high school.
“You are innocent until proven guilty. Clear, unambiguous, etched in stone. Why anyone would ignore this truth—especially the ranking Democrat on Senate Judiciary, Senator Dianne Feinstein—is stunning.”
My #OpeningStatement: pic.twitter.com/6q9pqHRdZn
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) September 16, 2018
"Forget the right to counsel or the ability to defend yourself [and] face your accuser," Pirro said. "Truth in this scheme is nothing more than collateral damage if a Republican is on the receiving end of an allegation."
Pirro said Feinstein's attempt to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation is the latest eccentric ploy by Democrats to do so, following New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker's (D) "Spartacus" moment, and Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal's (D-Conn.) interruptions of Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).
"The left is committed to the removal of a duly elected president [and] the destruction of our system of capitalism," Pirro added.
"Dianne, why would you wait to even send [the Kavanaugh letter] to the FBI," she said, noting that the senator reportedly had the anonymous claim as early as July.
Pirro said that Feinstein likely waited because she herself did not believe the allegations and simply wants to stop Kavanaugh from being placed on the Supreme Court.
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UPDATE: The formerly anonymous accuser later identified herself as Christine Blasey Ford, Fox News reported.