Political Editors / Oct. 11, 2018

GOP Seeks to Hold Dems Accountable for Kavanaugh Mess

Sen. Tom Cotton puts the blame on Schumer for leaking Ford's letter to the media.

“I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning,” stated Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) during an interview this week with radio host Hugh Hewitt. The “this” Cotton was referring to are the growing questions Republicans have raised over exactly who was responsible for leaking Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to the press — the letter launched the accusation hoopla against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And clearly Cotton believes that the arrow of suspicion is pointing squarely at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Cotton further opined in his call for a probe:

We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate and she was one of the so-called ‘beach friends’ that encouraged Ms. Ford to go to [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. It just so happens that Monica McLean worked for Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan, now a virulent anti-Trump critic on television and former counsel to Chuck Schumer.

I strongly suspect that Chuck Schumer's political operation knew about Ms. Ford’s allegations as far back as July and manipulated the process all along to include taking advantage of Ms. Ford’s confidences and directing her towards left-wing lawyers who apparently may have violated the DC code of legal ethics and perhaps may face their own investigation by the DC Bar.

The following day, Hewitt questioned Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) over Cotton’s charge that Schumer was essentially responsible for orchestrating the leak of Ford’s letter, asking, “Was Schumer driving this bus?” Lee backed off a little bit, stating, “I don’t know whether it was Chuck Schumer himself. It certainly could have been. But there was something going on here, because there was a decision made somewhere along the line after they became aware of this information, and six weeks until it actually came out. They [the Democrats] were doing stuff.”

What is clear is that Republicans are not content to let the Democrats get away with their conspired smear-job on Kavanaugh. And in order for this type of conspiring behavior displayed by the Democrats to be prevented in the future, it must be exposed and addressed. The Republicans have a responsibility to investigate this matter further.

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