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Send In the FBI! ... after the Confirmation

By now everyone knows about Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Earlier this week, the leading Democrat voice in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, called for an FBI investigation into her allegation, demanding that it take place before Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Many have surmised that Schumer's demand is a transparent political ploy to delay the confirmation, which Democrats hope to push back beyond the November midterm elections. Not only would a delay excite the Democrat base to vote in November, it could also enable the Democratic Party to block the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, provided they take back the Senate.

The FBI has pointed out that Ford's allegation is a political matter, not a law enforcement one, since no federal crime has been alleged. However, writer Jonah Goldberg and blogger Allahpundit think it makes sense for Republicans to call the Democrats' bluff and proceed with an FBI investigation. After all, with no crime scene to investigate, such a matter could be concluded rather quickly. The Republican base would be upset with this move, of course, but the conservative pundits believe it would be worth it in order to clear Brett Kavanaugh's name.