Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley revealed Democrats never stopped looking for a reason to disqualify Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in a telling interview with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum.
Evie Fordham, at The Daily Caller, reports:
“Even on the day that [Kavanaugh] was going to be voted to the Supreme Court, there were still people digging around to find some reason that this guy shouldn’t be on the court,” Grassley told Fox News.
Sen. @ChuckGrassley on Justice Kavanaugh: “Even on the day that he was going to be voted to the Supreme Court, there were still people digging around to find some reason that this guy shouldn’t be on the court.” #TheStory pic.twitter.com/UkrxZZii5y
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 9, 2018
The Iowa Republican also said he hopes Kavanaugh’s critics do not try to impeach the justice.
“I don’t think it’s a wise thing to do,” Grassley told Fox News. “I don’t think they’ll find the basis for impeaching.”
The Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh 50 to 48 Saturday.
Grassley reiterated to MacCallum his belief that even though Kavanaugh’s appointment took longer than expected it remained “fair and thorough.”
Kavanaugh’s confirmation process lasted 89 days – second only to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Justice Kavanaugh and his family received a “deluge of threats” in between the multiple hearings.
Ford alleged Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a high school party in 1982. No one else corroborated her claims. Kavanaugh vigorously denied the allegations.