The Daily Wire's Andrew Klavan: "I don't care. I don't care. I don't give one rat's hair about" the report that Kavanaugh committed sexual assault
Klavan: "If it's true, which I don't think it is, ... I don't care"
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From the September 17 edition of The Daily Wire's The Andrew Klavan Show:
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ANDREW KLAVAN (HOST): I want to talk about this. I'm going to talk about the fact that I don't believe these charges, why I don't believe the charges. ... But before I talk about that, I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about what about if the charges are absolutely true. What about if the charges are absolutely true?
So I want to talk about what if this 53 year-old man of unimpeachable character, what if one night in high school when he was 17, he got drunk and felt up a high school girl who was also drunk. I don't care. I don't care. I don't give one rat's hair about that. I do not care if -- now, I don't care if he were a left-winger. If he was as left as left can be, if he used the Constitution for toilet paper, I would want him turned down from the Supreme Court for that. But for this, no freaking way. I don't care. This is if it's true, which I don't think it is, I want to be very clear about this. If a man of unimpeachable character, right, this is a guy that everybody says is a great guy. The FBI has investigated him six times. Six times, nothing has come up. They pull this at the last minute after the hearings are over so he can't defend himself. He has to come back to defend himself. So the press has a chance to go through the whole weekend just absolutely attacking him.
But let's just say, let us just pretend for a minute that this is true. I. Don't. Care. If this were a young -- a woman being appointed judge, and it turned out that she had had an abortion, which at least is permanent, it is something you can't take back. This is -- he felt her up, but he didn't rape her or anything like that. That would be a different story. That's not the story we're telling. The story is that he just got on top of her and mauled her. If this were a woman who had an abortion when she was 16 or 17 -- and said, you know I did a terrible thing. I really feel bad about it, but I was 16 or 17, I panicked, I wouldn't care either. Why not? Because teenagers have got to be able to be teenagers.
What kind of compassionless, small-minded, puritanical, pinched, close-hearted view of human life are we going to live with to serve our politics if people can not be teenagers and make a mistake. That is obscene to me. I've told you many times that I think a new Victorian Age is coming in lots of ways, in lots of very positive ways. But if it means that a person can not get a job -- a high placed job, because he did something one night when he got drunk in high school -- again, not a rape, not a murder, not something that's completely permanent, destroys lives, just a little bit of bad behavior as a high school -- are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? I mean, which of us -- nobody can survive that. We've all done bad things, everybody has done a bad thing. And who in Congress, what man in Congress surely is not going have some story from his high school? Is that really the standard the left wants to set. Is that really the standard? I say this again, if he were a leftist I still, still would not hold this against him. If we can't be children, if we can't be teenagers, if we can't have flaws, if we can't be human beings, who is left? Who is going to be a judge over us? Who is going to sit on the Supreme Court? Someone who knows nothing about the foibles of humankind? Everything about our Constitution is built with the knowledge of the foibles of humankind. That's why they pitched powers against each other. Are we willing to serve our lousy politics, our mean, ugly, stupid, low politics - are we really going to abandon our compassion for human beings, such that we only will allow people that have never done anything to serve us? That is absurd, I don't care -- if it's true.