‘Apparently one kick of a mule is not enough for Sen. Feinstein…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she supports re-opening an investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh if the Democrats win big in the November midterms.
Feinstein said if the Senate majority flipped she would use her gavel as Senate Judiciary chair to continue the fishing expedition that she launched in September with the disclosure of thus uncorroborated sexual assault claims from Christine Blasey Ford.
“Oh, I’d be in favor of opening up the allegations,” Feinstein said, according to The Washington Post. “Absolutely.”
Feinstein is running against state Sen. Kevin de Leon, another Democrat, who also said he would support re-opening an investigation.
Republicans allowed the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation into the claims made against Kavanaugh before they confirmed him, and they determined that the results were inconclusive. The Democrats, however, argued the scope of the investigation was too narrow.
“Apparently one kick of a mule is not enough for Sen. Feinstein,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., responded on Fox News’s “Hannity” Wednesday night.
“Here’s what I want every Democratic candidate for the Senate to be asked tomorrow: Do you agree with Dianne Feinstein?” Graham said. “Are you for more humiliation, degrading treatment of this fine man? Are you for continuing this debacle?”
Feinstein has been accused of mishandling the allegations against Kavanaugh by both Republican and Democratic senators. She received a letter in July from Christine Blasey Ford alleging that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault Ford in high school, but Feinstein chose to withhold this information until the eve of Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Feinstein said she was acting out of confidentiality, but many said her timing was politically motivated.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Feinstein “betrayed” Ford and urged the committee to launch an investigation into Feinstein’s office for the role it played in the contentious process.
Conversely, radical activists within the Democratic base have also attacked her from the left, criticizing her for failing to demonstrate enough passion during the Judiciary Committee hearing. Some have openly speculated that the 85-year-old may simply be too old to be an effective party leader.