Kavanaugh a fighter like Trump, lashes out at “grotesque and obvious character assassinations” will not quit
Brett Kavanaugh is a fighter just like President Trump. Perhaps that is why Trump picked him. Kavanaugh has sent a letter to the top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee saying he “will not be intimidated” into withdrawing his nomination. He called the allegations against him “smears” and “grotesque and obvious character assassinations.
“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh wrote in the letter. “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.”
“There is now a frenzy to come up with something — anything — that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring,” Kavanaugh wrote, and made clear he intends to defend himself at a hearing Thursday that will also feature testimony from his original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
“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,” he wrote.
Kavanaugh’s firm personal defense came as President Donald Trump and other top Republicans made a show of rallying round his nomination, sending a signal that the fresh allegations would not, for now, derail his hopes of serving on the court.
“For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mentioned it and all of a sudden it happens, in my opinion it’s totally political,” Trump said in New York. “It’s totally political.”
The President called his nominee “a fine man with an unblemished past.”
He told Senator Grassley and Diane Feinstein which shamelessly brought the Ford accusation to the forefront that he will defend his good name.
“Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character,” Kavanaugh wrote. “I am grateful to them. I owe it to them, and to my family, to defend my integrity and my name. I look forward to answering questions from the Senate on Thursday.”
It is pretty clear that Brett Kavanaugh is a fighter. It remains to be seen if the weekling Republicans have the balls to stand up to a fight. If they do not stand up to this particular fight a blue wave may be certain for November. What is the use of having Republicans in Congress if they cannot stand by a solid Judicial nominee. We need a fighter on the Judiciary Committee willing to stand strong, right now.