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SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

     Sen. Chris Coon is an idiot - the rule of law is that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, drew double-takes on the right Monday after insisting that the burden of proof lies with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to prove his innocence. Mr. Coons said that Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez “have nothing to gain” and have put themselves “at legal risk” by accusing Mr. Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in his teen years. “It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations,” said Mr. Coons in a Monday interview on MSNBC, “rather than Dr. Ford and Deborah Ramirez who should be dismissed with slanderous accusations.”

     So far the Ford and Ramirez accounts have no corroborating witnesses at the scene of either alleged assault. Ms. Blasey Ford has said there were four people other than herself at the early 1980s party at which the alleged assault occurred, but all four, including Mr. Kavanaugh, have denied any knowledge of the gathering. The Palo Alto University psychology professor has accused Mr. Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and groping her at the party in Bethesda, while Ms. Ramirez said he exposed himself to her at a drunken gathering at Yale University. The New Yorker, which broke the Ramirez story, said there were no eyewitnesses and that Ms. Ramirez said she had “significant gaps in her memories,” but that an unnamed classmate was positive that he heard afterward it was Mr. Kavanaugh.

     The New York Times said it decided against publishing the story after finding “no one with firsthand knowledge,” and some people who said Ms. Ramirez told them she wasn’t sure it was Mr. Kavanaugh.

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