President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Senators for their handling of high school era sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay,” Trump tweeted. “Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.”
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, surfaced on-the-record in The Washington Post. Ford detailed to TheWP how she sent an anonymous letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein regarding the alleged encounter months earlier. Feinstein said she forwarded Ford’s letter to the FBI for review but never made the allegations public until stories began to surface around the letter itself after Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended.
Senate Republicans are now attempting to hold a follow up hearing on the accusation Monday, though Ford’s attorney has ruled out such testimony. Ford’s attorney has declared that she is willing to testify before the committee but does not want to be questioned by outside counsel and wants Kavanaugh to speak first.
Republicans have accused Democrats and Ford of dragging out the proceedings with Kavanaugh to delay his confirmation as long as possible.