The Supreme Court Justice nomination process has been a disaster. Especially given the divisive nature of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. However, Republican Senators have now revealed information regarding the negative machinations of Democratic Senators to undermine the Kavanaugh nomination.
Chicks on the Right reported,
“If Dianne Feinstein cared about Christine Ford and protecting women from the “monster” that is Brett Kavanaugh she would have moved forward when she heard about the allegation months ago. If she really cared about women she would have immediately shared the information with Chuck Grassley and the FBI because Brett Kavanaugh could have attacked more women.
Feinstein cares about protecting women, right? Of course not. She knows Brett Kavanaugh isn’t a sexual predator and she held onto the information until the last second when it was clear that Democrats wouldn’t be able to defeat Kavanaugh on the merits.
That’s one of the biggest takeaways from the hearing on Thursday. Feinstein has become a national embarrassment. Orrin Hatch and Lindsey Graham called her out for it. From Conservative Tribune:
Democratic Sen.Diane Feinstein knew about the allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as far back as July. Despite this, she never uttered a word about it until the 11th hour when it appeared Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed.
As Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Orrin Hatch pointed out Thursday, Feinstein could have asked Kavanaugh about the allegations privately or publicly. She did neither.
Graham and Hatch stood up for Kavanaugh against what the Democrats have been saying and doing throughout the confirmation process. Graham reminded Democrats he and other Republican senators voted for Obama SCOTUS nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen because of their judicial qualities.
From Washington Times:
Jabbing his finger at Democrats sitting across the dais, the South Carolina Republican said they had made clear from the start that they would use any tactics to derail Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and they have lived up to that dark promise.
He particularly singled out Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the panel, saying she was coaching Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford to hire an attorney a month earlier but sat on the allegations only to spring them at the last moment through press leaks, ensuring the unproven claims played out in stark public fashion.
According to the timeline presented at the hearing, she was first alerted to Ms. Blasey Ford’s allegations in a July 30 letter. She reached out to the accuser and encouraged her to lawyer up, but she did not share the allegations with the rest of the committee
She also didn’t ask for an FBI investigation, nor did she confront Judge Kavanaugh at any of several opportunities — their private meeting, in a closed-door session senator held with the judge earlier this month, or during four days of hearings.
But just before the committee was scheduled to vote on the nomination, word of the July 30 letter leaked to the press. On Friday morning, Feinstein had the audacity to call Republicans out for how they handled the process. Feinstein held onto the information until she needed it. There’s no doubt about that. She’s running for re-election in California and even though she’s running against a candidate even more liberal than her it’s probably time for her to go away.”
Feinstein is known for being controversial. In January of this past year, she caused problems when as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee she purposefully released a transcript of a Committee interview from 2017 with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. It was about the dossier related to the 2016 presidential election and Russian interference.
Recently, reports were confirmed that she had had a Chinese spy employed in her office as her personal driver. He was a gofer, a liaison, and an Asian-American in the community for 20 years. Intelligence agencies found that he had reported in the past to China’s Ministry of State Security.
Despite being warned five years ago by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Feinstein kept him on. After being interviewed by authorities, then Feinstein forced him to resign, not quit. Yet, no criminal charges were filed and he was let go.
It is not just her ethical history that raises concerns but her history regarding Supreme Court Justice nominations. Kavanaugh is not the first conservative nominees she has voted against just for being conservative. In late 2005, she was one of only five Democratic Senators who voted against John Roberts in the Judiciary Committee.
Early in the next year, she confirmed that she would not vote for Samuel Alito. Yet in 2009 she vociferously supported nominee, Sonia Sotomayor. Again, in March 2016 she supported President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland and criticized Republicans for refusing to vote on his nomination.
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