Well, there you have it, folks. Democrats are now saying the FBI report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct allegations is not acceptable because it doesn’t confirm all the smears they’ve lobbed against him. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said, “The most notable part of this report is what's not in it.” Yeah, that’s because all three allegations have zero evidence and no corroborating witnesses. It’s what we’ve known all week, but Democrats wanted an FBI investigation, and they got one when Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) decided to side with them in that effort.
Flake voted to advance the nomination to the Senate floor, but asked that a weeklong delay occur in order for the FBI to look into these allegations. It’s done. And we all knew Democrats wouldn’t accept the report. This was all part of their delay antics, which are now coming to an end. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked cloture, meaning we could see a final vote come Saturday. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-MA), however, seems to think the FBI report is part of a cover-up (via The Hill):
The FBI did not interview Brett Kavanaugh or Cristine Blasey Ford.— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) October 4, 2018
"It's obviously a cover-up," says Sen. Ed Markey. "The Trump White House, working with the Republican leadership in the Senate, have deliberately circumscribed this investigation" pic.twitter.com/IVeQs1wJJ3
Markey said on "CNN Newsroom" that the bureau's investigation, which did not include interviews with Kavanaugh or Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to publicly accuse him of sexual assault, made a "mockery" of the Senate.
"It's obviously a cover-up," he said, as senators took turns reviewing a single copy of the final FBI report throughout the morning.
"The Trump White House, working with the Republican leadership in the Senate, have deliberately circumscribed this investigation so that only a small handful of people will be questioned."
Yeah, this is nonsense, folks. The Democrats are neck-deep in silly season, and at this point, there’s really no reason to dissect this anymore other than this accusation is totally nuts. Merkley is being a good soldier though, but that’s all he’s doing. They’re going to try and delay some more, but time is running out. Hold the vote.
This doesn’t make the point that she thinks it makes. https://t.co/dHddgnsfl9— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) October 4, 2018