Sept 28, 2018
Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) on Thursday castigated Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and other Senate Democrats for withholding information on a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until it was politically convenient for them to use to hurt his nomination.
An impassioned Sasse accused Democrats of sitting on the allegation while questioning Kavanaugh during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard testimony from both the nominee and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
Ford alleges that, during a high school party in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh drunkenly pinned her to a bed, groped her, and tried to remove her clothes before she escaped. Kavanaugh adamantly denies the allegation.
Sasse asked Kavanaugh whether any senators asked him about sexual allegations when the committee held private confirmation hearings with him. Kavanaugh said he was never asked.
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