This case was litigated extensively at the time in mind-numbing detail yet the implication of the article is that some additional testimony from another source would have changed the outcome. It wouldn’t.

I don’t usually defend Biden but many felt the proceedings he chaired were already tilted against Thomas. It felt like a “high tech lynching” in which many demanded Thomas prove his innocence. Why was this happening to a Black nominee while it had never happened to a White one is still a fair question.

In the end it all came down to “he said-she said”. There was no Franken breast-grabbing photo, no stained Blue dress. There were also no allegations of physical coercion or any physical contact.

Many concluded that whatever went on wasn’t so bad in her opinion at the time or she would have never followed him to a new office. It was her apparent judgement that career advancement was worth whatever indignities she suffered that ultimately tilted public opinion in his favor.

Relitigating the Hill case doesn’t help the #MeToo discussion.

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