Kavanaugh Decries ‘Smears’ in Letter to Senate Committee: ‘I Will Not Be Intimidated Into Withdrawing’


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has sent another letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee following the New Yorker report on a new allegation of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh states rather bluntly, “Last night, another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago was publishes. Once again, those alleged to have been witnesses to the event deny it ever happened. There is now a frenzy to come up with something––anything––that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring.”

He denounces the allegations as “smears, pure and simple,” telling Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein that “such grotesque and obvious character assassination––if allowed to succeed––will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.”

Kavanaugh continues:

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not succeed.”

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