Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic Senator who has been trying consistently to derail President Trump’s agenda, sent a letter to the feds that includes sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The alleged events happened with Kavanaugh was in high school–nearly 40 years ago.
According to the New York Post, Feinstein received the information from an individual who wants to remain anonymous. So far, no details about what the letter says have been revealed to the public.
The New York Times cited two officials familiar with the matter in their report, and said that the allegations against him are sexual in nature.
In a prepared statement, Feinstein said, “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
It didn’t take long for the White House to fire back.
A White House statement on the matter said, “Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators — including with Senator Feinstein — sat through over 30 hours of testimony, addressed over 2,000 questions in a public setting and additional questions in a confidential session. Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen. Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new ‘information’ about him.”
It continued, “Throughout 25 years of public service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has thoroughly and repeatedly vetted Judge Kavanaugh, dating back to 1993, for some of the most highly sensitive roles. He has served in the Office of Independent Counsel, the White House, and on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, all before his nomination earlier this year to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court.”
It concluded, “Senator Schumer promised to ‘oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have,’ and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” the statement said.
Kavanaugh went to high school in Maryland, at an all-boys private school called Georgetown Preparatory.
This letter is just the latest in a string of moves by the Democrats to block Kavanaugh from being confirmed. Their strategy appears to be: Block him until the midterm elections are over. Then, if the Democrats take back the House, they will have more control over whoever eventually does get confirmed.
The Democrats have shown that their number one priority is resistance. Sad.