Kavanaugh claims that the smear campaign was launched to tarnish his reputation
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said he is a victim of a revenge campaign on behalf of the Clintons and the Democrats.
Kavanaugh claims that the smear campaign was launched to tarnish his reputation and sabotage his confirmation in revenge for their
2016 presidential election defeat.
Kavanaugh announced Democratic opposition to his nomination “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” referring to failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election. Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside, left-wing opposition groups,” Kavanaugh said during his opening remarks before the panel.
“This is a circus,” Kavanaugh said with urgency. “The consequences will extend long past my nomination; the consequences will be with us for decades.”
Press.TV reports: The 53-year-old Supreme Court nominee also targeted Democrats who had notoriously opposed him and accused them of destroying his family.
Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford during a violent encounter at a high school party back in the 1980s when she was 15 and he was 17.
Kavanaugh “categorically and unequivocally” denied Ford’s claim during his testimony on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump’s SC nominee refutes charges of assaulting Christine Blasey Ford more than three decades ago.
Thousands gathered across the United States in solidarity with the female university professor on Friday, with reports saying that police in Washington had arrested nearly 60 people protesting against the nomination of Kavanaugh to the country’s Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh is also facing similar accusations from Deborah Ramirez, who charges the top judge once exposed himself to her at a drunken dormitory party and forced her to touch his genitals in the 1983-84 academic school year, when he was a freshman at Yale University.
He has denied claims by Ramirez, declaring his readiness to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to save his reputation.
Trump has reiterated support for Kavanaugh and denounced sexual misconduct allegations against the judge as a “con game” being played by the Democrats.
However, he has also indicated that he may reverse his nomination based on the testimonies about Kavanaugh’s sexual allegations.
US President Donald Trump says he could withdraw his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court based on testimony about alleged sexual misconduct.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is assumed to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the country’s highest court as early as Friday.
The vote, which has engaged Americans and strengthened the political polarization in the United States, occurs amid the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault.