Sixty-five women have come out in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh after a smearing attempt by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) who alleged on Thursday she had damning information on the Supreme Court nominee.
Feinstein announced that she had “received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court” and that she has “referred the matter to federal investigative authorities,” though she wouldn’t provide any further details.
It was reported by The New Yorker that the information involves an allegation of sexual assault from over thirty years ago when Kavanaugh was in high school.
The New Yorker says that Feinstein received a letter this summer from the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Why she didn’t bring up the letter during the hearings last week makes little sense, if not for a last-ditch effort to derail his inevitable confirmation?
After news made headlines, 65 women who knew Kavavanaugh in high school signed and sent a letter defending his character to Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Ia.) as well as Sen. Feinstein.
“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983,” the letter reads. “For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time.”
The letter continues,
Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an all-boys high school in Rockville, Maryland. He was an outstanding student and athlete with a wide circle of friends. Almost all of us attended all-girls high schools in the area. We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years. Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day.
“The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views. Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person,” the letter concludes.
Kavanaugh in a statement issued by the White House on Friday denied the allegation "unequivocally."
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation,” he said. “I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Feinstein has yet to respond to the letter.
(Cover Photo: White House)