Both Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham are vowing to get to the bottom of what transpired in the final days of the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Appearing Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) echoed the words of embattled nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Describing the Democrats’ actions during the confirmation process as a “search and destroy mission.”
Cotton reminded host John Dickerson the particulars of Kavanaugh’s nomination:
“The very night he was nominated, Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said that he would do everything in his power to stop the nomination. And that’s what happened. For three months, the Democrats have turned the advice and consent process into a search and destroy mission.”
Adding, “These allegations are completely unsupported by any evidence. What evidence there is… all support Judge Kavanaugh’s denial. But the Democrats have disgraced this process and the United States Senate in the orchestrated smear campaign of character assassination they’ve run against Judge Kavanaugh.”
Cotton continued: “Dianne Feinstein could have showed that letter to Chuck Grassley and the two of them, as the leaders of that committee could have shared it with the FBI who could have discreetly conducted this inquiry in July and in August without betraying Miss Ford’s confidences. And they have betrayed her. They pointed her to lawyers who lied to her and did not tell her that the committee staff was willing to go to California to interview her. Those lawyers are going to face a D.C. bar investigation into their misconduct.”
Also making an appearance on Sunday was the fired-up South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, appearing on Fox News’s Maria Bartiromo show, vowing to get to the bottom of which Democratic staffer recommended attorney Debra Katz to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and why that person didn’t tell the committee about the allegation if they believed it was serious enough to warrant a lawyer.
The senator then zeroed in on the second accuser, “Ms. Ramirez said one of the main reasons she came forward, she was urged by Democratic senators to talk, to give an interview. Well, if a Democratic senator believed she had something serious to say, they should have reported it to the committee, so we can investigate it, not to the media, so it would be allegation number two.”
Democrats wanted to keep Republicans in the dark regarding the allegations to give the accusers time to get ”lawyered up” before the big reveal — naturally, after the hearings officially concluded.
Graham also vowed to find out and punish the person who leaked the anonymous letter sent to Sen. Cory Gardner detailing a fourth unsubstantiated allegation against the beleaguered Kavanaugh.
The South Carolina lawmaker also has misgivings in allowing the FBI (with its anti-Trump history) the responsibility to conduct a timely investigation, as a condition for Senator Flake’s support of Judge Kavanaugh.
The White House was grateful for the impassioned defense of Kavanaugh by an angry Senator Graham, witnessing the brutal mistreatment of the conservative judge, by an unhinged mob of Democratic lawmakers, who lost all sense of decency, in their unbridled attack.
“If I had done what Democrats had done if I had recommended a conservative activist lawyer against a Democratic male nominee, an accuser who came forward in South Carolina, and I hid it, and I didn’t tell the committee about it, I would be destroyed,” he said.
“The double standard here is unacceptable,” he added. “And we’re finally going to do something about it.”
Let’s hope so.