After Confirming An Alleged Sexual Abuser, McConnell Isn’t Done Attacking Dr Ford
Brett Kavanaugh, who was recently confirmed as the newest Supreme Court member, was alleged of sexual assault by multiple women. This didn’t stop Republicans from voting “yes” on his confirmation and they are not done.
Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to investigate how the public first learned of Christine Blasey Ford’s July letter that alleged Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
McConnell told Politico on Saturday that the Judiciary Committee “ought to take a look at” when the letter Ford sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) first surfaced to the media.
“I think it clearly was, honestly, a despicable thing to do to Dr. Ford,” McConnell said. “And it kind of underscored the tactics that have been used: It started in committee and then went straight out into the public.”
Republicans in the Senate Judiciary Committee wanted nothing to do with investigating the accusations made against Kavanaugh, but they are now interested in conducting a full-on investigation into how the letter that alleged Kavanaugh was first leaked.
“I’ve got some people on my committee that feel strongly about following up on the leak and all that stuff,” Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said. “I’ll have a conversation with them. I haven’t made up my mind yet.”