Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is now in grave peril — and some Republicans are panicking to reporters.
CBS News’ Nancy Cordes says a GOP aide whom she described as “distressed” lamented that Kavanaugh is now in serious trouble in the wake of a new accusation that he was involved in gang rapes while he was a student at Georgetown Prep in the 1980s.
“Michael Avenatti brought the heat,” the aide said. “America should be sad.”
Distressed GOP aide to me, just now:
“@MichaelAvenatti brought the heat.”
“America should be sad.”
Implication: Swetnick’s allegations could have a major impact on Kavanaugh’s chances, even though many republicans still think he would make a great Supreme Court Justice.
— Nancy Cordes (@nancycordes) September 26, 2018
On the other side of the equation, an unnamed Republican described as “close” to the Kavanaugh confirmation process has told Politico’s Nancy Cook that they cannot possibly believe the allegations against the judge because of his successful judicial career.
“You can’t be a rapist and alcoholic at the age of 17 and then years later, become a highly accomplished person,” the Republican told her.
One R close to the Kavanaugh confirmation process just told me this after the third allegation of sexual misconduct came out –>
“You can’t be a rapist and alcoholic at the age of 17 and then years later, become a highly accomplished person.”
— Nancy Cook (@nancook) September 26, 2018