She sure as heck isn’t Cleopatra.
Sen. Kamala Harris’, D-Calif., attempts last week to upend Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings with outright fabrications would make even former Nevada senator and noted smear artist Harry Reid blush.
In fact, if we were to gauge who is the biggest liar right now in the U.S. Senate, Harris has jumped into the lead and seems to be consolidating her position. You don’t need to take conservatives’ word for that either.
On Sept. 7, Harris’ office tweeted the following: “Kavanaugh chooses his words very carefully, and this is a dog whistle for going after birth control. He was nominated for the purpose of taking away a woman’s constitutionally protected right to make her own health care decisions. Make no mistake – this is about punishing women.” Her office then said in a follow-up tweet one day later: “There’s no question that he uncritically used the term ‘abortion-inducing drugs,’ which is a dog whistle term used by extreme anti-choice groups to describe birth control.” […]
Kavanaugh, who sat on the court at that time and is himself a Roman Catholic, argued in his dissent that the groups should have been given a hearing.
Last week, during the his Supreme Court hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked the judge: “Can you tell this committee about that case and your opinion there?”
Kavanaugh responded, “That was a group that was being forced to provide a certain kind of health coverage over their religious objection to their employees, and under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the question was first, was this a substantial burden on the religious exercise? And it seemed to me quite clearly it was.”
The judge added, “It was a technical matter of filling out a form, in that case with – that – they said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were – as a religious matter, objected to.”
As you can see, Kavanaugh was not laying out his thoughts on contraception. He was clearly referring to the argument presented by the plaintiffs in the case, who held that certain forms of contraception were abortifacient or potentially abortifacient.
In other words, Harris is lying. If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe the failing grades that the left-leaning PolitiFact (they went easy — she deserved the full “pants on fire” grade) and the Washington Post (four Pinocchios) both gave her for lying about Kavanaugh’s views.