Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, recently made the committee aware of a letter she received months ago from Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh forced himself on her sexually at a high school party in the 1980s.
Kavanaugh denies her was at the party and believes Ford is mistaking him for someone else.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell questioned why Feinstein withheld this allegation until the last moment before the vote on Kavanaugh's nomination:
.@SenateMajLdr: "Neither she [Feinstein] nor any of her Democratic colleagues chose to raise this allegation during the committee's staff bipartisan, background calls with the nominees." https://t.co/ejCUdbqMey pic.twitter.com/8JSG00rRoF— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 17, 2018
President Trump is defending Kavanaugh, calling him one of the finest people he has known. Trump also questioned why the allegation was hidden away until now if it was considered an honest charge:
Democrats are under intense pressure from radicals on the far left to derail the Kavanaugh nomination. He is a conservative and would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, considered more of a moderate, thereby shifting the high court to the political right..@POTUS on accusations against Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct: "Judge Kavanaugh is one of the finest people that I have ever known... I wish the Democrats could have done this a lot sooner... With all of that being said, we want to go through the process." pic.twitter.com/aYsBSL6gXv— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 17, 2018