Ben Shapiro: Destroying a Person Without Corroborative Evidence is ‘Not a World Anyone Wants to Live In’
On Thursday night, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro weighed in on the two-part hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Shapiro began noting that there wasn’t any “corroborative evidence” that supported Ford’s allegations, but acknowledged that her story seemed “credible” and her testimony was “emotionally resonant.”
“It does mean that we can’t simply destroy a man’s life and career based on an uncorroborated allegation no matter how much we have sympathy for the person making the allegation,” Shapiro told Laura Ingraham. “There was not one shred of supporting evidence that was brought to back her account. Kavanaugh’s denials were just as sincere. They were just as emotionally effecting… The evidence is more on his side than hers. So I don’t see any reason to suggest that Kavanaugh’s nomination ought to end based on what happened today.”
When asked how Republicans should handle Kavanaugh’s nomination in the era of the #MeToo movement, Shapiro responded by invoking a classic saying from former President Ronald Reagan.
“I think they simply have to state over and over and over again to that ‘trust, but verify’ is still the policy with regard to allegation. A mere allegation alone is not justifying of repercussions. An allegation is not the end of the story,” Shapiro said. “You can believe the woman and still recognize we must have corroborative evidence before you destroy someone’s life. Otherwise, mere allegations are the end of the story and that’s not a world anyone wants to live in.”
The Daily Wire editor-in-chief added that it’s “fascinating” to see “folks on the the left” who supposedly advocate for defendants rights “chuck that all out the window” when it comes to a “particular” person being accused of a crime.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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