Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
was behind the leaked letter that made Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing historically controversial.
The nation spent a week gripped in a “he said, she said” battle between Kavanaugh supporters demanding evidence and those that believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations. The entire fight centered around a letter Ford sent to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Ford asked to remain anonymous, but her life was turned upside-down when her name was leaked to mainstream media journalists.
The media quickly began hounding Ford and her family, causing her to be unwillingly thrust into the national spotlight — and it was all at the direction of Schumer.
That’s according to Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton
, a Republican, who told radio host Hugh Hewitt the leaking of Ford’s letter was a “political operation” of Schumer “from the very beginning.”
A spokesman for Schumer has strongly denied the claim and dismissed Cotton as a conspiracy theorist. That hasn’t slowed down the Arkansas Republican.
“I believe the Schumer political operation was behind [the leak] from the very beginning,” Cotton said. “We learned last week that a woman named Monica Mclean
was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.”
“Well, it just turns out, it just so happens that Monica McLean worked for a Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan,” Cotton continued. “Now, a virulent anti-Trump critic on television — and former counsel to Chuck Schumer.”
“So I strongly suspect that Chuck Schumer’s political operation knew about Ms. Ford’s allegations as far back as July and manipulated the process all along to include taking advantage of Ms. Ford’s confidences and directing her towards left-wing lawyers who apparently may have violated the D.C. code of legal ethics and perhaps may face their own investigation by the D.C. Bar,” he said.
Cotton went on to predict that the “left wing mobs” that Schumer and the Democratic Party have incited to push their political agenda would hurt them in the longrun.
“I think there’s going to be a consequence for those Democrats in four weeks from today in the polls,” Cotton predicted. “But remember … voting has already started in a lot of places, and our people are starting to go out and vote to show their revulsion at the left wing mob tactics.”
— The Horn editorial team