The man at the center of Democratic attacks and allegations, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is not staying silent, he’s fighting back. And he just sent a blistering letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the Senate Judiciary Chair and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the Democratic Ranking Member, saying he “will not be intimidated” by the “smear” actions against him.
From Daily Caller:
“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats against my family will not drive me out. The character assassination will not succeed,” Kavanaugh said.
The letter called the accusations against him a “grotesque and obvious character assassination.”
“There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring. 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,” Kavanaugh wrote. “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.”
He noted that how he went through the whole hearing answering questions for over 31 hours and over 1200 written questions and that these allegations didn’t come until after the hearing.
He also noted that all the people whom Christine Blasey Ford says were at the high school party where the inappropriate conduct she alleges occurred say that there was no such party.
He said he was grateful for Grassley for scheduling the hearing for Thursday so he could be heard.
And then he mentioned the latest allegation calling it “false” and pointing out, once again, the alleged witnesses deny it ever happened.
Kavanaugh said he is ready to testify to his character.
“I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women,” Kavanaugh wrote. “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.”
President Donald Trump has also come to his defense saying he is with him.
And now Kavanaugh and his wife have spoken exclusively to Fox who are running the interview tonight. Not something you do if you are guilty.
He’s categorically denied it. There’s been no evidence put on the record that any of this even occurred. Add in all kinds of Democratic machinations in the process.
Don’t delay. Either Democrats move forward or move forward without them.