Schumer Rails Against FBI’s Kavanaugh Probe in Floor Speech: ‘What the Heck is Going on Here?’


Moments after making a somewhat tepid statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a strong condemnation of the FBI’s supplemental investigation into Brett Kavanaugh.

In a lengthy speech on the Senate floor, Schumer ripped the FBI probe into the sexual misconduct claims against the Supreme Court nominee as incomplete.

“We Democrats had many fears that this would be an all too limited process that would constrain the FBI from getting the facts,” Schumer said. “Having received a thorough briefing a few minutes ago, our fears have been realized. Our fears have been realized. This is not a thorough investigation.”

Schumer was also furious that all 100 Senators were forced to share only one copy of the report.

“There’s only one document for 100 members to see in the course of the day,” Schumer said. “That’s very hard to do, and there’s a lot of documents. There’s only one copy of these documents. Why weren’t there ten copies in that room? What the heck is going on here?

“But it’s just a pattern. A pattern of limiting access to facts, limiting access to truth, limiting access to what the American people ought to know.”

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