This keeps getting brought up and sort of buried by all the other stuff. I’d like to talk about it, all by itself.
Bill Clinton was impeached (not convicted) for lying under oath about his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Is that not correct?
There was a decided power imbalance between the two, there is no question about that. Is there any evidence that this was a factor in Lewinsky participating in these sexual encounters? Is there evidence she was afraid of losing her job, or of physical harm, or anything? Is there evidence of who pursued whom? What has Lewinsky said since then about these questions?
I’m trying to figure out if there is any real parallel between Clinton’s actions and the actions of which Kavanaugh is accused. Whether Kavanaugh actually did those actions is not part of this discussion; if he is completely innocent of the charges then the whole point is moot.
Although this is not in Great Debates, it would be swell if there could be cites for any answers to my questions in the third paragraph.