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Feinstein Blows #MeToo Dog Whistle on Kavanaugh

Democrats employ dirty tactics in their last-ditch attempts to derail Trump's nominee.

Thomas Gallatin · Sep. 14, 2018

In the Democrats’ latest attempt to dupe women voters and obstruct President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced: “I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 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.” In other words, I’ve got some really, really bad information about Kavanaugh. I won’t tell you what it is, but trust me, it’s really bad.

The mainstream media dutifully reported that the letter in question was sent to Feinstein by a concerned constituent months ago, and that it purportedly references an incident of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh from when he was in high school.

National Review’s David French notes the disingenuous nature of this latest Democrat play, writing, “Feinstein’s conduct raises multiple questions. If the allegations are serious, why sit on them since July? Also, if the allegations are serious, why refer them to law enforcement just now? And why not ask Kavanaugh about the claims, even in a closed session? While we don’t know the contents of the letter, Feinstein has not behaved like a person in possession of blockbuster revelations. Instead, she’s behaving like a person engaged in a vicious smear.”

The FBI, which investigates every judicial nominee, has declined to initiate a new investigation following this latest gambit by Democrats, which should be a clear indication of just how little credibility this accusation holds.

Kerri Kupec, a White House spokesperson, responded to Feinstein’s political stunt: “Throughout his confirmation process, Judge Kavanaugh has had 65 meetings with senators — including with Sen. Feinstein — [and] sat through over 30 hours of testimony, addressed over 2,000 questions in a public setting and additional questions in a confidential session. Not until the eve of his confirmation has Sen. Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new ‘information’ about him.”

As we previously noted, Democrats seek to weaponize the Kavanaugh confirmation process as a means for ginning up support from the party’s largest base, women voters. This latest play by Feinstein is a bald-faced attempt to exploit the #MeToo movement for this purpose. It’s also a cynical replay of the “high-tech lynching” Clarence Thomas endured in 1991. Without providing even a single specific allegation, Democrats and their cohorts in the Leftmedia are playing up vague and unsubstantiated innuendo as enough evidence to justify delaying the vote on Kavanaugh until after the midterm elections. It’s one of the most despicable displays of dirty politics seen in quite some time, and that’s saying something given the Democrats’ history of smearing GOP Supreme Court nominees and their nonstop resistance campaign against Trump.


Update: Kavanaugh categorically denies the allegations, and he even has a letter signed by 65 women defending him.

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