Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is not happy. She just found a letter on her desk from none other than Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — the judge whose confirmation she is set on derailing. This is not what she wanted to hear.
In the wake of a new sexual misconduct allegation brought against him on Sunday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sent a defiant letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein on Monday, emphatically stating, “I will not be intimidated.” And, truthfully, that is all that these baseless accusations amount to. It’s a politically-motivated attempt to intimidate the judge into withdrawing from the confirmation process, as the Democrats know that there are no legitimate grounds which could prevent his confirmation at this point.
“When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair process is foundational to justice and to our democracy,” wrote Kavanaugh. “At that time, I sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 31 hours and answered questions under oath. I then answered more questions at a confidential session. The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined.”
“Only after that exhaustive process was complete did I learn, through the news media, about a 36- year-old allegation from high school that had been asserted months earlier and withheld from me throughout the hearing process. First it was an anonymous allegation that I categorically and unequivocally denied. Soon after the accuser was identified, I repeated my denial on the record and made clear that I wished to appear before the Committee,” he added, according to The Daily Caller.
“I then repeated my denial to Committee investigators — under criminal penalties for false statements. All of the witnesses identified by Dr. Ford as being present at the party she describes are on the record to the Committee saying they have no recollection of any such party happening,” Kavanaugh went on. “I asked to testify before the Committee again under oath as soon as possible, so that both Dr. Ford and I could both be heard. I thank Chairman Grassley for scheduling that hearing for Thursday.”
“Last night, another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago was published. Once again, those alleged to have been witnesses to the event deny it ever happened. There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring,” he wrote. “These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.”
“As I told the Committee during my hearing, a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I will always be. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out,” Kavanaugh promised. “The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not succeed.”
“I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women. Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character. I am grateful to them. I owe it to them, and to my family, to defend my integrity and my name. I look forward to answering questions from the Senate on Thursday,” he concluded.
If there is anyone with the cojones required to stand up to the entire Democratic Party as they work overtime to discredit his character and destroy his chances of sitting on the highest court in the country, it is Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Indeed, President Donald Trump could not have chosen a better man for this unique and formidable task.