Questions are being raised about the tactics and motives of Democrats in regards to the last minute accusation against Supreme court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
What makes things even more suspicious for Democrats is that “follow-up” calls are a normal path taken by Feinstein and Grasssley:
Spokesman Taylor Foy says Grassley and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, routinely hold such “bipartisan staff calls” when updates are made to a nominee’s background file.
In this case, Feinstein has refused any follow-up calls with the accused and the accuser.
GRASSLEY LET HER HAVE IT:
Anyone who comes forward as Dr. Ford has deserves to be heard, so I will continue working on a way to hear her out in an appropriate, precedented and respectful manner.
The standard procedure for updates to any nominee’s background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls..that would entail phone calls with..Kavanaugh &..Ford..I asked..Feinstein’s office..to join me in scheduling these follow-ups..they have refused.
Republicans have only known this person’s identity from news reports for less than 24 hours and known about her allegations for less than a week. Senator Feinstein, on the other hand, has had this information for many weeks and deprived her colleagues of the information.
Dr. Ford’s attorney could have approached my office, while keeping her client confidential and anonymous, so that these allegations could be thoroughly investigated. Nevertheless, we are working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims.
THE TIMING OF THIS IS SUSPICIOUS:
Feinstein and Democrats had this information for months and waited until the last minute to reveal it. They now want full testimony from the woman who accused Kavanaugh further delaying his confirmation. We wouldn’t put it past these low-lifes to try and drag this out a la Clarence Thomas until the midterms. By then, they will have destroyed the character of a good man and stopped his confirmation. It’s how they roll…
SENATOR CORNYN CALLS OUT DEMOCRATS ON THEIR DELAY TACTICS:
Cornyn on Kavanaugh: If Democrats reject the committee handling this swiftly and in a bipartisan way through regular order, then it’s clear that their only intention is to smear Judge Kavanaugh and derail his nomination.
Cornyn on Ford: The Judiciary Committee should treat this w/the seriousness it deserves, in a way that is fair to both the individual making the accusation and the judge himself. We can do that through regular order and with bipartisan participation in a spirit of collaboration.