Why Republicans should welcome an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh

An FBI inquiry would be an excellent opportunity for Kavanaugh to cement his stellar reputation without partisan mud-slinging at his accuser

Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has backed out of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is demanding a full FBI investigation into the incident first. Clearly, she is worried that without some independent corroboration of her account, Senate Republicans would do to her what they did to Anita Hill when she accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment 27 years ago: Trivialize her plight and destroy her to protect him.

No one can blame her for thinking this. But the fact of the matter is that the investigation would also be in Kavanaugh's interest.

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