It has been said in countless ways that politics is farce, and reality keeps inventing new ways to prove it. Today we debate what did or didn’t happen in a dorm room more than three decades ago, if teenagers were drunk and if a serious crime was committed. But we should be debating a far more important topic.
The really crucial issue is whether any president has the power to choose their judge. I don't mean in the constitutional powers sense, but can a president choose a judge that may sit in judgment of them.
Politics clouds this issue on which I pray we all still agree: that nobody is above the law. Specifically, Brett Kavanaugh has one quality that kept him in the running amid all this drama: his on-the-record belief that a sitting president cannot be indicted. What happens next will affect the very promise of America.
We the people must get this right. In the balance hangs a future where presidents remain faithful to the Constitution or feel emboldened to become autocrats.
Like Bob Woodward said, "People better wake up to what's going on" in the Oval Office.
Our voice becomes relevant on Nov. 6. Find your voice on Nov. 6.
Andy Crossfield, Lakeland