Dianne Feinstein Tears Into Trump, GOP and Kavanaugh: ‘Is He The Best We Can Do?’
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tore into President Donald Trump, the Republican party, and Brett Kavanaugh at the outset of Thursday’s hearing with the judge’s sexual assault accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
During her opening statement, Feinstein slammed Republicans for not summoning witnesses other than Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh in an effort to hurry a confirmation vote to the Senate floor.
“What I find most inexcusable is this a rush to judgment,” Feinstein said. “The unwillingness to take these kinds of allegations at face value and look at them for what they are.”
Feinstein also blasted the president for not ordering the FBI to investigate Dr. Ford’s claim.
“[D]espite repeated requests, President Trump and the Republicans have refused to take this routine step and direct the FBI to conduct an impartial investigation,” she said. “This would clearly be the best way to ensure a fair process to both Judge Kavanaugh and to Dr. Ford.”
Feinstein also quoted a roommate of one of Kavanaugh’s accusers, who met him at a frat party and identifies as a Republican.
“He’s trying to paint himself as some kind of choir boy,” Lynn Brookes said, as quoted by Feinstein. “You can’t lie your way onto the Supreme Court.”
Before turning the hearing back over to Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Feinstein took a jab at Kavanaugh.
“We are here for one reason,” Feinstein said. “To determine whether Judge Kavanaugh should be elevated to one of the most powerful positions in our country. This is not a trial of Dr. Ford. It is a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh. Is Brett Kavanaugh who we want on the most prestigious court in our country? Is he the best we can do?”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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