Kavanaugh Classmate Who Signed Letter Defending Him Pushes Back at Critics

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Posted: Sep 14, 2018 2:45 PM
Kavanaugh Classmate Who Signed Letter Defending Him Pushes Back at Critics

Several Democratic senators tried to impugn the character of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearings last week. It didn't quite work out. Then, this week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) went solo in her own attempt to smear his integrity. Feinstein announced on Thursday that she had received a random letter from someone claiming that Kavanaugh had sexually abused someone in high school. She sent the document to the FBI, but they didn't do much with it.

In a statement to the New Yorker, Kavanaugh denied the claim. 

“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation," he said. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Dozens of Kavanaugh's female high school classmates agreed. They signed their own letter in his defense Thursday night and were very complimentary of his character. 

"For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect," his classmates wrote in their own letter to Feinstein and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. "We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time,"

Critics, however, were suspicious of the timing of their praiseworthy letter.

Hume pushed back at the "absurd" claim that she knew Feinstein was going to receive the anonymous letter.

Others suggested that because Hume is the daughter of Fox News contributor Brit Hume, that somehow the cable news network was also given a heads up about the letter. 

Again, she had a simple answer.

As expected, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats delayed Kavanaugh's confirmation vote for one week.