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Senator Feinstein Slams Kavanaugh as ‘Aggressive and Belligerent’ in Hearing: ‘Unbelievable’

The Senate Judiciary Committee is convening this morning to vote on moving forward the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

In an opening statement, the ranking Democratic member of the committee Senator Diane Feinstein amplified the concerns of her progressive constituents troubled with Kavanaugh’s disposition and political rhetoric on display during yesterday hearing over Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations of sexual assault from over three decades ago.

At one point Feinstein accepted that the Senate is a political body, but was vexed by Kavanaugh’s partisan behavior. “I was shocked to see Judge Kavanaugh take the same tone and strategy,” adding that she had never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner in her 25 years on this committee.

“Judge Kavanaugh used as much political rhetoric as my Republican colleagues,” she said, adding “he went on the attack. He yelled at Democrats for having the temerity to express our frustration for not having access to over 90% of his record. And said that some Democratic members were quote, an embarrassment, end quote.”

A portion of Feinstein’s comments is excerpted above. Watch courtesy of CNN.

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