Before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault were ever made public, Senator Cory Booker guessed that “a lot more can come out” about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Booker was interviewed by Showtime’s “The Circus” on September 13 after a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. His interview aired on the show’s seventh episode on September 16.
The Intercept reported on September 12 that Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein was “withholding” a letter concerning Kavanaugh’s nomination, but the contents of the letter were not made clear until Dr. Ford came forward to The Washington Post on September 16.
Nevertheless, in his September 13 interview, Booker asserted that he believes “a lot more can come out” about Kavanaugh before the confirmation vote.
“Somebody’s about to ascend to the highest court in the land for a lifetime appointment, and 90 percent of his record on issues we have not been able to vet,” Booker told “The Circus” host Mark McKinnon. “This is not done until the last vote is cast, and I’ll tell you right now, a lot more can come out. You never know.”
President Donald Trump ordered the FBI to investigate the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, lasting no more than a week. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake demanded the investigation as a condition of his “yes” vote to move Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate. (RELATED: Trump Authorizes FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh)