GOP Sen. John Kennedy: Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Has Been an ‘Intergalactic Freakshow’


Sen. John Kennedy (R- LA) said this morning that the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process has been an “intergalactic freakshow.”

After saying he invited all of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee but “none of them accepted,” Chris Wallace asked Kennedy right off the bat about the allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

“I’m fairly confident that our founding fathers did not intend the process to work this way,” Kennedy responded. “So far it’s pretty much been an intergalactic freakshow.”

He pointed to how Democrats “ignored the rules” and protesters “stood up screaming,” adding that “the only thing missing I think was the genitalia-shaped headgear.”

Kennedy then brought up the allegation against Kavanaugh in a letter that Senator Dianne Feinstein received:

“The lady in the letter says that 35 years ago when she was a teenager and Judge Kavanaugh was a teenager, he allegedly made sexual advances against her at a party. Kavanaugh denies it. The only other person in the room denies it. Senator Feinstein’s had the letter since July, for three months. She said nothing, nothing, zero, nada, zilch! She didn’t say anything in the confirmation hearing, she didn’t say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh when the senators and the nominee met privately, and now after it’s all over she produces the letter. Chris, in my opinion, most Americans are looking at this, most mainstream Americans they are thinking that Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig. And I have been embarrassed by the whole process.”

Wallace asked if he expects the confirmation vote to proceed as planned. Kennedy said he expects “at least two” Democrats will vote for Kavanaugh.

Watch above, via Fox News Sunday.

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