Though you wouldn’t know it if you listen to the endless complaints from the Democrats, much less the media, the GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are going above and beyond to investigate the last-minute allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Senate Judiciary Committee members questioned Kavanaugh Wednesday night about an anonymous rape allegation contained in a letter which was received and forwarded by California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris.
The handwritten, undated letter, which had been sent to Harris’ office, contained no names other than Kavanaugh’s, had no return address, offered no clues as to the accuser’s identity or background, and did not provide a clear time and place for when or where the alleged assault occurred.
The committee questioned Kavanaugh about the letter’s accusations in a phone interview on Wednesday evening, just before the public hearing during which Kavanaugh was able to rebut several allegations against him. According to a transcript of that interview released by the committee on Sunday, Kavanaugh vehemently denied the letter’s assertions.
“Nothing ever — anything like that, nothing. I mean, that’s — the whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close,” Kavanaugh told the senators.
In the two-and-a-half page letter, the author claimed that Kavanaugh and an unnamed friend had given her a ride home after a party at which the woman had become drunk, and asserted that both men had repeatedly raped her in the car, prior to dropping her off a few blocks away from her home.
The letter suggested that Kavanaugh, who was driving, had groped the woman — first over top of her clothes, later underneath them — and forced her to perform oral sex while the unnamed friend held her in place in the passenger seat and prevented her from screaming from his position in the back seat of the car.
She then alleged that she was forced into the back seat of the car where Kavanaugh and his friend “took turns raping me several times each.”
After the assault had concluded, the woman alleged that she’d been dropped off two blocks away from her home and was warned, “No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl.”
Kavanaugh denied all the claims in the letter during the committee interview.
There was literally nothing contained within this particular salacious letter that would provide leads for investigators to determine the veracity of the claim … no identifiable witnesses, no specific time or location or any other type of information that could be used as a basis for an investigation.
Harris should never have forwarded this allegation to the committee — a former prosecutor should know better than to traffic in baseless and unprovable allegations — and the committee should never have wasted a single moment on this disgusting anonymous smear. Yet they dutifully questioned Kavanaugh under penalty of felony about it.
Once again, it is clear that the Republicans on the committee were acting in good faith — while the Democrats were acting with no faith in their bid to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination, by any means necessary.