Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is now blaming the Democrats handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation process for her loss in the November elections. The soon to be former Senator still voted no on Kavanaugh but doesn’t think that cost her the election.
According to The Daily Wire:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) lost her re-election bid in November, and now blames her loss in part on how Democrats tried to destroy now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life over thin and uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault.
“I don’t think my vote [against Kavanaugh] hurt me as much as the spectacle that occurred,” McCaskill told NPR host Rachel Martin last week. “There were mistakes made by my party in terms of how that was handled. I don’t think that communication [from Christine Blasey Ford] to the judiciary committee should have been kept private as long as it was.
The FBI deals with a lot of confidential information, and that would have absolved [judiciary committee ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein] of the very real perception that this was an 11th-hour attempt to gut a guy.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received the allegations from Ford on July 30, 2018 – nearly a month after Kavanaugh had been nominated and before his confirmation hearings. Feinstein did not share the letter with fellow Democrats and did not bring it or its contents up during the confirmation hearings. It wasn’t until the letter was leaked to certain members of the press that Feinstein acknowledged its existence.
You know the rest of the story: The confirmation process was reopened at the 11thhour to allow Ford and Kavanaugh a chance to testify, then Sen. Jeff Flake demanded a one-week long FBI investigation (which Democrats had previously agreed to). Once the FBI started investigating, Democrats claimed one week wasn’t long enough.
McCaskill was also a major supporter of the Obama administrations war on due process which helped paved the way for these unfounded accusations. The more evidence that becomes available points to the fact that these allegations were ones of mistaken identity of completely fabricated.