PressTV-Kavanaugh accuses ‘the Clintons’ of revenge plot

US President Donald Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has accused Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee of launching a smear campaign to tarnish his reputation and sink his confirmation in revenge for their bruising defeat in the 2016 presidential election.

During an emotional and aggressive opening statement at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his confirmation, Kavanaugh called Democratic opposition to his nomination “revenge on behalf of the Clintons,” referring to 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…

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