Judge Brett Kavanaugh sent a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Dianne Feinstein Monday in which he vowed that this “last-minute character assassination will not succeed.”
Fox’s Shannon Bream tweeted a copy of the letter:
BREAKING – Kavanaugh letter to Grassley pic.twitter.com/tKauHUSk6W
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh noted that he had spent 31 hours in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee answering questions under oath, had spent additional time in a confidential session, and responded to more than 1,200 written questions, but that members of the Committee withheld knowledge of this allegation from him.
“Only after that exhaustive process was complete did I learn, through the news media, about a 36- year-old allegation from high school that had been asserted months earlier and withheld from me throughout the hearing process.”
Kavanaugh reiterated that he had unequivocally denied the allegation and has given a statement to committee investigators denying the allegation “under criminal penalties for false statements,” and that everyone Dr. Ford named as witnesses denied knowing anything about the alleged incident.
Then he addressed the Deborah Ramirez allegation (emphasis mine):
“Last night, another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago was published. Once again, those alleged to have been witnesses to the event deny it ever happened. There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring.”
Kavanaugh then labels them what they are – smears.
“These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.”
He vows to defend his integrity and his name, as he must.
“I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women. Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character. I am grateful to them. I owe it to them, and to my family, to defend my integrity and my name. I look forward to answering questions from the Senate on Thursday.”
As Brandon wrote earlier today, we need the united war against the Social Justice Warrior left to begin now. Fortunately, it looks like Kavanaugh has the backbone to stand up and fight with us.