During a debate, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she approves of reopening the sexual assault investigation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh if the Democrats win the Senate. From The Washington Post:

“Oh, I’d be in favor of opening up the allegations. Absolutely,” Feinstein said.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings were roiled by allegations of decades-old misconduct from three women, including Christine Blasey Ford, who testified to the Judiciary Committee that a drunken Kavanaugh assaulted her while both were in high school. Kavanaugh vigorously denied all allegations.

Feinstein’s opponent Kevin de Léon agreed with her and supported reopening the investigation. While de Léon “did not criticize Feinstein during the debate over her handling of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process,” he was “sharply critical during confirmation hearings last month, accusing Feinstein of not adequately questioning the nominee.”

Feinstein came under fire for holding onto Ford’s letter that she received in July and it somehow found its way into the press. This caused a two week circus which ended with Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

It didn’t take long for Feinstein to criticize the FBI investigation. From The Hill:

The senator in a statement denounced the White House for “not allow[ing]” the FBI to interview Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh or one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, as part of the ongoing investigation.

“The White House confirmation that it will not allow the FBI to interview Dr. Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh or witnesses identified by [second Kavanaugh accuser] Deborah Ramirez raises serious concerns that this is not a credible investigation and begs the question: What other restrictions has the White House placed on the FBI?” she said.

In September, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) said “that Feinstein’s office will be investigated to determine whether or not it leaked Ford’s letter to the press.” Cotton claimed that the Democrats “betrayed” and “victimized” Ford “on a search-and-destroy mission for Brett Kavanaugh”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cannot believe Feinstein is holding onto this dream:

“Apparently one kick of a mule is not enough for Senator Feinstein,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said during an appearance Wednesday night on Fox News’s “Hannity” show.

“Here’s what I want every Democratic candidate for the Senate to be asked tomorrow: Do you agree with Dianne Feinstein?” Graham said. “Are you for more humiliation, degrading treatment of this fine man? Are you for continuing this debacle?”

I highly doubt the Democrats take the Senate. If anything, the Republicans have a chance to expand their majority in November.


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