Since the first story broke about the woman who claimed that Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her at a party sometime in the early 80’s, it was clear the Democrats thought they had a slam dunk.
They began immediately to milk it for all it was worth, relentlessly slandering Kavanaugh’s name, enthusiastically throwing their support behind his accuser (and eventually, accusers), with no apparent sense of how fake their outrage looked considering they’d been vowing to stop his confirmation by any means necessary for months on end.
One Democratic Senator, however, took the cake when it came to a blatant betrayal of her agenda: Dianne Feinstein.
Feinstein, who received the letter from Dr. Christine Ford about the alleged assault, sat on this knowledge for months, throughout the entire confirmation process, only to most likely allow her staff to leak it to the press just days before Kavanaugh was set to be confirmed.
Throughout the last few weeks, Feinstein has tried to remain cool and confident as she watches Kavanaugh’s life be destroyed.
But voters are unconvinced.
Conservative Tribune reports that not only have the Democrats sat back and watched the advantage they had in the upcoming November midterms all but disappear, but Feinstein has taken a considerable hit in favorability–from all sides:
A shockingly high number of Americans have voiced their disapproval with how Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein handled the kangaroo court — er, sorry, Senate proceedings.
“A majority of voters believe that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was politicized and mishandled, with 69% calling it a ‘national disgrace,’” a poll from the respected Harvard CAPS – Harris group just found.
Voters are surprisingly unified when it comes to one thing: Chastising Feinstein for her role in the debacle.
“75% of voters believe that Senator Diana Feinstein (sic) should have immediately turned over the letter from Christine Ford to the Senate Judiciary committee in July, when she received it,” the Harvard CAPS – Harris poll found.
It’s worth noting that you can barely get people to agree on whether water is wet, let alone come together on a political question. The fact that a staggering 75 percent — that’s Republicans and Democrats — fault Feinstein on this issue speaks volumes.
In other words, if Feinstein was trying to use these accusations against Kavanaugh, it blew up in her face, and no one is happy.
It turns out that even the easily hyped-up “believe all women” left think it was wrong of Feinstein to withhold this information from the rest of the committee and the public. This is most likely because even those who would be happy to see Kavanaugh go dislike that it appears to have been brazenly employed as a political tactic.
So, whether you’re out there protesting Kavanaugh today or looking forward to having a beer in his honor when he is confirmed, it’s nice to know Americans can all agree that using sexual assault allegations as a political ploy is embarrassing, even for a Democratic Senator.