Sen. Bill Cassidy slammed attorney Michael Avenatti's announcement about a third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, dismissing him as a "lawyer to porn stars" and accusing the left of "weaponizing" the "MeToo" movement.
"We are told that a woman was at 10 different parties where women were being gang-raped and never reported it until two days before this hearing," the Louisiana Republican told Fox News' "Overtime Outnumbered." "Why would she continue to go to parties where this would occur? We have to have a filter."
It's clear that the "game plan" of the left is to come out with "an accusation, accusation, accusation which can never be disproved, and that's unfortunate," he added.
Cassidy said his problem is not with the third accuser, identified as Julie Swetnick, who claims that Kavanaugh was present when she was raped at a party in the 1980s, but with Avenatti and the "weaponization of the 'Me Too' movement."
The movement is important when people such as Bill Cosby or Harvey Weinstein are called out, said Cassidy, but when it's weaponized, people get hurt.
Kavanaugh has gone through six different FBI background checks, said Cassidy, but when an accusation is made, the presumption of guilt is reached.
"That's wrong," he said. "It can happen to anybody. At some point, we have to look at a life's work and judge it against someone else's, and if I judge Kavanaugh against Avenatti, I will go with Kavanaugh."
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