Megyn Kelly Dings Feinstein For Calling Kavanaugh A Sexual Predator Before Seeing Evidence

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NBC anchor Megyn Kelly criticized Sen. Dianne Feinstein Sunday morning for depicting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a sexual predator before seeing the evidence against him.

“A lot of nerve here from the woman who did nothing about this allegation for weeks — and by the way, you don’t know if she is a survivor of an attempted rape,” Kelly wrote in a tweet. “She may well be, but how about WE HEAR THE EVIDENCE FIRST and engage in at least a semblance of fairness?”

She was referring to a tweet the California lawmaker posted Saturday night accusing her Republican colleagues of “bullying a survivor of attempted rape.” Feinstein has been accused of bungling Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago when the two were attended different high schools in Maryland.

Ford detailed to The Washington Post on Sept. 13 how she sent an anonymous letter to Feinstein in July regarding the alleged encounter. Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, 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 hearing ended. (RELATED: Trump Rips Feinstein For Delay On Kavanaugh Letter)

The allegation did not make it into the public eye until Sept. 13 when a Democrat leaked it to the press. Ford conditionally accepted the Republicans’ offer on Saturday to testify about her encounter with the nominee.

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