The self-proclaimed “moderate” Democrat congressional candidate Jeff Van Drew showed his true colors Monday as campaign staffers went on Facebook endorsing the ultra-leftist “#believesurvivors” movement that is now attacking U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“Van Drew has joined the Democrat’s Washington Swamp led by senators Feinstein and Hirono who are so desperate to stop Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination that they pulled out their Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” handbook tactic of smearing and character assassination with unsubstantiated sexual assault claims,” Republican congressional candidate Seth Grossman said about Van Drew.
“Van Drew has now revealed himself to support those who are destroying a man without hearing a word of sworn testimony from the accuser, or of the man’s defense. He supports those in the radical left who claim every woman is always a victim, never lies, never is mistaken, and that every man is always toxic, aggressive and dishonest. This is identity politics, known in primitive cultures as tribal politics, at its worst.”
The supreme court nominee has been accused of allegedly assaulting a woman at a drunken high school party 36 years ago, and also of an incident of lewd behavior at another drunken party when a freshman at Yale University 35 years ago. Every person named by the accusers as having also been present at the parties or witnessed the alleged incidents has refuted and denied they ever occurred. Dozens of Kavanaugh’s high school and college friends and classmates also have stepped forward attesting to his impeccable character.
“The American system of justice, in fact the foundation of justice throughout the western world, is that an accuser must present evidence and the accused has the right to defend himself against those charges. The Van Drew Democrats want to reverse our Constitutional rights,” Grossman said. “Any assault on a woman or a man is reprehensible. I believe that we must take any such alleged situations very seriously, giving credence and credibility where due. We must take all means to protect the victims and enforce applicable laws. However, both sides of every story must be heard in our legal system, and you are innocent until proven guilty.”
Grossman and Van Drew are facing off in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. The seat, which has been represented by retiring U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo for 24 years, includes the counties of Cape May, Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester and parts of Camden, Burlington and Ocean counties. Donald Trump won the district by five points in the 2016 election.