Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein has made a mockery out of the Supreme Court nomination process. Now, she has found herself in hot water following the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and it has everything to do with her alleged treatment of Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton appeared Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation” and took Feinstein to task for how she used Ford.
“The Democrats have disgraced this process and the United States Senate in the orchestrated smear campaign of character assassination they’ve run against Judge Kavanaugh,” Cotton said.
“She has been victimized by the Democrats in this process,” he added. “They betrayed her own requests for confidentiality. They leaked this to the media at the last minute because they are on a search-and-destroy mission for Brett Kavanaugh.”
For his part, Cotton empathized with Ford, saying she was “sympathetic” and “sincere” in her testimony.
What he did criticize, however, was the disgusting way in which Democratic leadership weaponized an alleged victim of sexual assault.
“(Democratic leaders) have betrayed her,” Cotton said.
Cotton’s most pointed revelation, however, was the looming investigation into how Feinstein handled Ford’s request of confidentiality.
“Dianne Feinstein and her staff is going to face an investigation for why they leaked (Ford’s confidential letter alleging Kavanaugh assaulted her),” Cotton said. “She came forward confidentially to Dianne Feinstein. Dianne Feinstein did not share that with the proper authorities.”
If these allegations of misappropriate handling of confidential information are true, it makes Feinstein look a thousand times worse than she already does.
What a despicable and inhumane use of a person’s potential trauma for political gain. It’s no different than someone profiting off a dog-fighting ring.
Perhaps the best part of all of this is that Feinstein may have brought this on herself. If you stuck around for the very end of the first major Kavanaugh hearing, that sound you heard was Ford’s body being run over by a bus.
After being grilled about how the confidential letter leaked, Feinstein had the unmitigated gall to blame Ford.
“It’s my understanding that her story was leaked before the letter became public, and she testified that she had spoken to her friends about it and it’s most likely that that’s how the story leaked, and she had been asked by press,” Feinstein said.
She could have easily dismissed the notion and said that neither she nor her staff had anything to do with the leak. But then she turned around and blamed the victim? Absolutely reprehensible.
I honestly can’t think of a better stupid prize for Feinstein and her cronies than a thorough investigation into the stupid game of how a confidential letter was leaked to the public.