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Letter: Kavanaugh appointment not as permanent as others

To the Editor:

Brett Kavanaugh has been elevated to the Supreme Court. For many, that seems to be a disaster. But think about it: How else could Democrats have held open that seat on the Supreme Court for when a Democratic president might nominate and a Democratic Senate confirm a liberal to fill Kavanaugh’s seat? How might that occur? By rejuvenating our American institutions, and giving both Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford a chance for justice.

It turns out that Maryland does not have a statute of limitation on attempted rape. That means that if someone, anyone, goes to the trouble to interview the 31 witnesses the FBI was forbidden to interview and any further witnesses identified during that investigation, we can find out pretty definitively if Kavanaugh was telling the truth.

If he was, fine. If not, a prosecutor in Maryland could use the evidence revealed in those interviews as a start to reinvestigate the case and indict Kavanaugh for attempted rape if the evidence confirms Blasey Ford’s claim.

A convicted Kavanaugh could then be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate, and the president – whomever he or she is at the time – could nominate a more liberal-minded individual acceptable to both Democrats and Republicans to fill the vacancy on the court.

Robert Suchner

DeKalb

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