Chris Coons, a Democrat senator from Delaware, recently said on the air that it is up to Judge Brett Kavanaugh to disprove the accusations against him. This is a United States lawmaker, saying the exact opposite of what our entire legal and judicial system is set up to do. Unreal.
The Washington Times reports:
Sen. Chris Coons: Burden of proof lies with Kavanaugh to prove innocence
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.”
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Dem idea of justice: on MTP Daily, Sen. Chris Coons just said that Judge Kavanaugh "bears the burden of disproving these allegations." #tcot#BrettKavanaugh#ChristineFord#MTPDaily#DeborahRamirez pic.twitter.com/fZcouvWsXo
— Mark Finkelstein (@markfinkelstein) September 24, 2018
Shouldn’t this disqualify him from being a United States senator? He just admitted he doesn’t know how our legal system works!