if kavanaugh or clinton or whoever was arrested and charged with a crime, they should have the same presumption of innocence that every person has.AdmiralMotti89 wrote:This is pretty incisive regarding what underlies Hirono's awful beliefs, that rights don't apply to everyone, and then it follows that they only apply to those one agrees with. Unfortunate to see that Marcuse is still so influential.Hunter wrote:Because you should not have mistakenly indicated that we would give the presumption of innocence to *A* random person, instead of to *EVERY* person.
your framing of this hearing as a criminal procedure in which presumption of innocence applies is silly (as it was when jake tapper asked the question). this is politics.
regardless, i'm sure hirono BEGAN the confirmation process with an open mind; jake tapper asked her that question near the END of that process. in a criminal proceeding, would you fault a juror for making up their mind near the end of the process? of course not, it's totally reasonable to do so. we just ask that they wait until they hear the evidence to make up their mind, and that's why we have the presumption of innocence.