Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a confirmation proceeding, not a trial, and the accusations against him are becoming a "left-wing conspiracy," presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday.
"Why did the Democrats sit on this letter all this time?" Conway told Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime," just minutes after President Donald Trump accused Democrats of staging a con game against his nominee.
"He has academic credentials and impeccable integrity and character and qualifications beyond reproach. This is becoming a left-wing conspiracy," Conway continued. "A lot of Democrats, consultants, Hollywood folks and others of the left wing in cahoots, coddling each other, definitely coaching each other on this."
On Thursday, the committee will take the testimony of Kavanaugh and potentially Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of attacking her while they were in high school. Conway noted lawmakers and "did reach out" to another woman, Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were students at Yale University.
"They will take statements, they will take anything she would like to offer and that's how the process works," said Conway, but pointed out the Thursday hearing is about Ford and Kavanaugh.
"Judge Kavanaugh has made very clear in a wide range of interviews, his wife by his side, that he's been willing to testify since he found out the name of the accuser," said Conway.
"He was willing to testify when she was still anonymous because he is confident in saying as he has many times, and only he can say this, that he was at no such party, he had never treated anyone like this."
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