The left is so determined to delay the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until after the midterms, that they are pulling out every possible trick.
The latest attempt is a dramatic #MeToo accusation against Kavanaugh that was brought to the attention of the Senate Judiciary Committee by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Feinstein received a letter from California Rep. Anna Eshoo, who was approached by a woman that claimed that Kavanaugh and one of his friends attempted to sexually assault her at a party in the early 1980s. The woman that wishes to remain anonymous wrote a letter that details an incident that goes all the way back to when Kavanaugh and the mystery woman were 17 years old — round about 1982. The details are sketchy because Feinstein won’t release the letter in order to protect the identity of the woman.
The woman is also being represented by Debra Katz, who is described as Washington’s #MeToo lawyer.
This morning, Ronan Farrow, the investigative reporter that broke the Harvey Weinstein sexual predation story which ushered in the #MeToo era, published some of the claims in the letter in an article he co-wrote with Jane Mayer.
The woman, who has asked not to be identified, first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.
In a statement, Kavanaugh said, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Kavanaugh’s classmate said of the woman’s allegation, “I have no recollection of that.”
The woman declined a request for an interview.
Feinstein has referred the matter to the FBI.
What will that accomplish, exactly?
First, there is not one shred of evidence, just an accusation which Kavanaugh denies.
The woman refuses to come forward, have her name released, or be interviewed, which means Kavanaugh can’t face his accuser. The specific details are still sketchy, and the incident was over 30 years ago when they were both minors. In addition, both Kavanaugh and his friend that was allegedly with him at the time both deny that the incident ever occurred.
Besides, if we can go back to the early eighties and examine this case, what stops us from going back to 1979 and investigating Bill forcing himself on Juanita Broaddrick? Heck, Juanita had a swollen lip and she had told people following the incident.
And hey, if these allegations can be investigated, and ‘foreign interference’ is such a huge deal, maybe the Feds can look into Feinstein having a Chinese spy on her payroll for 20 years and then having him retire quietly to not cause a scandal.
No? Gee, I wonder why Dianne wouldn’t be cool with that…
This ‘Hail Mary’ pass by Sen. Feinstein just looks like a lame attempt at character assassination.
Prior to this, the worst that the Dems could muster was mocking Kavanaugh’s ‘Frat Boy’ first name, making a big fuss that he got himself into debt by paying for tickets to Nationals games for friends and then being reimbursed for them, and that he was in a ‘secret society’ at Yale which was dedicated to — drinking.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has his own letter. The Head of the Senate Judiciary Committee submitted a letter signed by 65 women that knew Brett Kavanaugh in high school which stated, ‘We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect.‘
The interesting thing is that Democrats are split on why Feinstein held onto this letter for months. Was it a stunt? Was it incompetence? Is she just getting old?
Sources who worked for other members of the Judiciary Committee said that they respected the need to protect the woman’s privacy, but that they didn’t understand why Feinstein had resisted answering legitimate questions about the allegation. “We couldn’t understand what their rationale is for not briefing members on this. This is all very weird,” one of the congressional sources said. Another added, “She’s had the letter since late July. And we all just found out about it.”
Source: The New Yorker
Watch Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn explain why this is all a big load of B.S.:
Too bad, lefties.
It looks like you’re too late.
Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed and you’re just going to have to deal with it. Your activism on the Supreme Court is over.
That is why many voted for Donald J. Trump in the first place — for the SCOTUS picks.
With the aging Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg) we could get yet another Supreme Court Justice nominated under this president.
That should be interesting after the grandstanding so many Dems have done in these Kavanaugh hearings.
Maybe Trump can appoint someone who isn’t middle of the ‘Jeb pick’ like Kavanaugh, but instead someone staunchly conservative. If that happened, Corey Booker and Kamala Harris would have their heads explode!