There has been a major development in the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation saga. CNN reports that Sen Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) has referred to the FBI a letter alleging sexual misconduct against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stemming from his days in high school.
It is not yet clear what Kavanaugh is alleged to have done but according to the CNN report, Sen Feinstein has had the letter since July of this year. It is not clear why the letter never featured in Kavanaugh’s recently concluded confirmation hearings.
The White House has predictably slammed Sen Feinstein’s referral calling it a desperate delaying tactic by the Dems. It is not clear how these allegations of sexual misconduct will affect Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court but allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men always draw sharp reactions from women. It will be interesting to see how the women in congress react to these allegations–especially Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.
Yours Truly is big on due process and will therefore wait for the details of these allegations to be made public and more importantly for Kavanaugh to respond to them before taking any position on the issue.
Bottom line because these are allegations of sexual misconduct, they are bound to have an impact on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The only question is whether they’ll deal a mortal blow to his confirmation or not
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