Kavanaugh Accuses Dems Of ‘Lying In Wait’ With Misconduct Allegations
Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Thursday of “lying in wait” with a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
He particularly singled out Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein of deploying the allegation from Dr. Christine Blasey For “when it was needed” and “over Dr. Ford’s wishes.”
“The behavior of several of the Democratic members of this committee at my hearing a few weeks ago was an embarrassment,” Kavanaugh said during his opening statement in front of the committee. “But at least it was just a good old-fashioned attempt at borking. Those efforts didn’t work. When I did at least OK enough at the hearings that it looks like I might actually get confirmed, a new tactic was needed.”
“Some of you were lying in wait and had it ready. This first allegation was held in secret for weeks by a Democratic member of this committee and by staff. It would be needed only if you couldn’t take me out on the merits,” Kavanaugh continued. “When it was needed, this allegation was unleashed and publicly deployed over Dr. Ford’s wishes.”
He added, “And then, and then, as no doubt was expected, if not planned, came a long series of false last-minute smears designed to scare me and drive me out of the process before any hearing occurred.”
Blasey Ford testified earlier Thursday in front of the judiciary committee.
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