An aide for Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) reportedly deleted a series of tweets this week after he was caught suggesting he was “unfazed” by sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Chief Counsel for Nominations Mike Davis, who works for Grassley, reportedly posted the remarks on Wednesday night. The tweets were captured by Adam Jentleson, a former staffer for Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV).
Davis also said that he is “determined to confirm” Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
According to Jentleson, Davis could be one of staffers to question Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about allegations that she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.
Late last night Grassley’s chief counsel, who’d question Ford in a staff interview & prep Grassley’s questioning in a hearing, tweeted that he’s “unfazed” & “determined” to “confirm Kavanaugh,” then confirmed he personally conducted Kavanguah’s questioning & attacked Ford’s camp. pic.twitter.com/7ipvLqYxQP# p #5_15 # ad skipped = true #
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) September 20, 2018# p #6_15 # ad skipped = true #
By Thursday morning, Davis had deleted tweets.
Mike’s account has been locked. It was public this morning when these screen shots were taken. I’m leaving them up because the question of whether Grassley’s staff can conduct a fair investigation is central to the debate & Mike would conduct the questioning of Kavanaugh & Ford.# p #9_15 # ad skipped = true #
— Adam Jentleson 🎈 (@AJentleson) September 20, 2018# p #10_15 # ad skipped = true #
In a follow-up tweet, Davis insisted that his remarks were referring to “Democrats’ partisan political attacks” and not Ford’s allegations.
To clear up any confusion, I was referring to Democrats’ partisan political attacks and their refusal to take part in the committee’s thorough and fair investigation. I deleted the tweet to avoid any further misinterpretation by left wing media as so often happens on Twitter.# p #13_15 # ad skipped = true #
— Mike Davis (@mrddmia) September 20, 2018# p #14_15 # ad skipped = true #