In an eleventh-hour attempt to derail the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) accused the judge of misconduct on Thursday, saying that she had received a letter from an anonymous source who went to high school with the judge. However, in the wake of the scandal, sixty-five other women who knew Kavanaugh since high school have penned a letter of their own.
In a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick from being confirmed, Sen. Diane Feinstein released a surprising statement on Thursday accusing Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct back in high school. The accusation, reportedly, is that Kavanaugh and another young man locked a woman in a room by herself during a party in high school. The woman was able to get out and was not harmed.
“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” said Feinstein. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
It should be noted that Feinstein was given this letter back in July. And since then, Kavanaugh has participated in 65 different meetings with various senators, including Feinstein. However, at none of these private meetings did the California Democrat address the letter impugning Kavanaugh’s character.
The judge also sat through thirty hours of testimony last week at his Senate confirmation hearing, where Feinstein was present. She had ample opportunity to bring up the letter then, as well, but she did not. Furthermore, Kavanaugh has passed the FBI’s rigorous background check required of all Supreme Court nominees. If there was something nefarious in his past, it would have undoubtedly been uncovered by now.
Judge Kavanaugh issued a statement in response to the misconduct accusation on Friday morning, saying, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.” But don’t take his word for it. Consider the opinions of 65 different women who have known him for more than 35 years. They all came forward to vouch for his character.
According to Townhall, more than five dozen women have written a letter of their own to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein backing his character.
“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time,” the letter states.
“Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an all-boys high school in Rockville, Maryland. He was an outstanding student and athlete with a wide circle of friends. Almost all of us attended all girls high schools in the area. We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years,” the letter goes on.
“Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day,” the letter continues. “The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views. Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person.”
It is overwhelmingly clear that Brett Kavanaugh is an individual of the highest character. However, we shouldn’t really be surprised by Feinstein’s dirty games at this point. For months now, we have watched the Democrats trot out every absurd strategy and ridiculous tactic they could think of in order to stop Trump’s nominee from making it to the Supreme Court. This is nothing new.
Having failed to stop Kavanaugh, and with time running out, Feinstein released her damaging statement on the eve of his confirmation, even though she had had the information for months and had had more opportunities than we can count to confront him with it.
There is simply no good reason for her to have sat on it for that long, especially after having had so many encounters with Kavanaugh when it could have been addressed. But, if you were still on the fence as to the validity of her claims, the statement of these 65 women ought to ease your mind entirely.