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Commentary: Heidi Heitkamp is trying to be the Dixie Chicks of believing uncorroborated sexual assault accusations

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) speaks to reporters before a procedural vote to move forward Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 5, 2018. Heitkamp, who is facing a difficult re-election bid this year, voted no, but the Republican majority held, 51-49; the Senate's final vote could come as early as Saturday. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Remember the Dixie Chicks?

They were a hugely popular bluegrass and country music act in the early 2000’s who immolated their careers when, while performing before a foreign audience during the Iraq invasion, they said they were ashamed of President George W. Bush.

The result was backlash from the country music fan base from which the Chicks’ musical career never really recovered.

But they did become icons for the political left, which cast the controversy as a free speech issue. Which it wasn’t.

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