Dem Sen. Doug Jones Thinks Brett Kavanaugh Allegations Should’ve Been Handled Differently
Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones wished fellow Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein handled the allegation of sexual misconduct levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh differently during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning.
“We’re only talking about it because fellow Senate Democrats had this information in late July, didn’t do anything about it, and then leaked it a few days ago. As far as I can tell, they didn’t do anything in the hearing process, including behind closed doors, the closed session and the written answers,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said. (RELATED: Dianne Feinstein Claims To Have An Explosive Letter About Kavanaugh. She Won’t Release It)
“Well I think it should have been brought up, at least behind closed doors. I mean it’s a really serious allegation,” Sen. Jones began. “At the same time, it’s a very difficult situation when you’ve got allegations like this, very sensitive allegations that are important and you want to respect the wishes of a victim as well as be fair to the people — the person that’s being accused.”
Earlier this week, The New Yorker published a story about an alleged incident that occurred during the 1980s when Kavanaugh was in high school. According to a woman who wishes to remain anonymous, Kavanaugh held her down and attempted to force himself onto her.
“I think it’s a difficult spot to be in. I wish someone had talked about it early on. It could have been maybe been cleared up. I think at this late date we’ll have to wait and see if that person decides to comes forward to test that in the light of day,”Jones continued. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Accuses Sen. Feinstein Of ‘The Worst Kind Of Smear’ On Judge Kavanaugh)
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