Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Kavanaugh Denies Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct During High School

Kavanaugh Denies Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct During High School

Several of those senators advised Ms. Feinstein to at least share the letter with law enforcement authorities, and on Thursday she announced in a cryptic statement that she had sent "information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court" to the authorities, but only after redacting the woman's name from the document.

Feinstein confirmed receipt of the letter yesterday and said she turned it over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect".

This has all the indicators of an 11th hour character assassination and a desperate attempt to delay and defeat the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, who has a sterling reputation in his community, his profession, his church and among hundreds of friends, colleagues and co-workers.

In 1991, Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee claiming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her when she worked with him at the Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", they said. Dianne Feinstein received a letter, which detailed the incident. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski go against the party line.

The Judiciary Committee, which has finished confirmation hearings for Kavanagh, still plans to vote next Thursday on whether to recommend that he be confirmed by the full Senate, a spokesman said. She said the person "strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision".

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Before details of the allegation surfaced on Friday, Senate Republicans pointed out that an extensive background check was already completed by the White House and reviewed by the committee.

"Senator Feinstein was given information about Judge Kavanaugh through a third party".

Shortly after Feinstein's statement was released, White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec criticized the timing. Thomas denied the allegations and he was confirmed to the bench. "I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again".

"The reluctance of someone to come forward demonstrates that even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly hard to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power", Hill said in a statement.

Hill, who is now a professor at Brandeis University, urged the Senate to put in place a process for people to come forward.

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