/2 One of the claims she’d make in a defamation case is that Rokita falsely accused Dr. Bernard of having a “history of failing to report” child abuse she detected. It’s her burden to prove that is false, and discovery will inevitably involve inquiry into the subject.— HatKicksSandOnDershReaders (@Popehat) July 19, 2022
/4 But does Todd Rokita strike you as a person whose word about confidentiality is any good? Does his AG’s Office strike you as a professional operation that would keep those abused children’s names and circumstances secret if their disclosure would serve political ends?— HatKicksSandOnDershReaders (@Popehat) July 19, 2022
/6 No. If discovery reveals that Dr. Bernard performed an abortion on another raped child, the Right will do everything it its power to delve into the case to prove that it was “consensual” or that some detail of it was inaccurately reported . . . .— HatKicksSandOnDershReaders (@Popehat) July 19, 2022
Reality is not a TeeVee show where you get to write the outcome. More and more, my sympathies are with this approach:
/8 Regrettably, we’re operating in a world where terrible people — the very worst people you can imagine, without principles other than hate and power — will burn everything down if you try to hold them to account.— HatKicksSandOnDershReaders (@Popehat) July 19, 2022
Well, and a political campaign against this jackass. This kind of abuse of power should not be countenanced. But dragging other people into the fight is a whole 'nother matter.
Indiana AG who threatened to go after abortion doctor hit with formal misconduct complaint https://t.co/cnENyjhLUg— Raw Story (@RawStory) July 19, 2022