Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. John Kennedy blasted Democrats for turning confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh into an “intergalactic freak show.”
In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the Louisiana Republican said he had “been embarrassed by the whole process.
“I’m fairly confident that our Founding Fathers did not intend the process to work this way,” he said. “So far it's pretty much been an intergalactic freak show. Senator [Charles] Grassley [R-Iowa], our chairman, did the best he could at the hearing. Senators kept interrupting him. They ignored the rules. We had over 240 protesters who stood up screaming.”
"In my opinion, most Americans are looking at this, most mainstream Americans they are thinking that Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig,” he added.
Kennedy took direct aim at Senate Democrats for the timing of a letter that surfaced reportedly detailing sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was a teenager, saying Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said “nothing” for months.
"Zero. Nada. Zilch. She didn’t say anything in the confirmation hearings,” he lamented. “She didn’t say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh. And now after it’s all over, she produces the letter."
“They’ve had this stuff for three months," he added. "If they were serious about it, they should’ve told us about it.”
“What do they want us to do?” he asked. “we got a letter, but it secret, we don't know who wrote it. … Who are we going to cross-examine, Senator Feinstein? Give me a break.”
Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.
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