Like a boss! Grassley responds to Bernie Sanders’ obnoxious letter with one fierce smack-down

Taking a cue from other liberals, Sen. Bernie Sanders has moved the goalposts again in regard to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by demanding that the Senate Judiciary Committee make the FBI also investigate whether the nominee ever perjured himself while testifying to Congress.

“In order for this FBI investigation regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be complete, it is imperative the bureau must not only look into the accusations made by Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick,” he wrote Saturday morning to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley.

“[I]t should also examine the veracity of his testimony before the Judiciary Committee,” he added, before listing a number of statements made by Kavanaugh to Congress over the past 14 years that he believes without evidence may have been lies.

“In 2006 Judge Kavanaugh told Congress he did not know anything about the NSA warrantless wiretapping program prior to it being reported by the New York Times,” one such complaint reads. “This year an email revealed that while at the White House he might have been involved in some conversations about this program. Was Judge Kavanaugh being truthful with the committee?”

Sanders also referenced several statements made by the SCOTUS nominee while testifying to Congress last Thursday about unproven allegations that he had sexually assaulted accuser Christine Blasey Ford in high school decades ago.

“Judge Kavanaugh testified he treated women ‘as friends and equals’ and ‘with dignity and respect.’ Numerous entries in his school yearbook would seem to contradict this. Was Judge Kavanaugh’s statement to the committee truthful?” Sanders complained

The SCOTUS nominee already addressed this during his testimony.

“I think some editors and students wanted the yearbook to be some combination of Animal House, Caddy Shack and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which were all recent movies at that time. Many of us went along in the yearbook to the point of absurdity. This past week, my friends and I have cringed when we read about it and talked to each other,” he said.


Other complaints by Sanders suffered from the same veracity problem.

Example: “Kavanaugh claimed he did not drink on weeknights but an entry on his calendar for Thursday July 1 states, ‘Go to Timmy’s for Skis w/ Judge, Tom, Pj, Bernie, Squi.’ Kavanaugh clarified to Sen. Booker that ‘Skis’ referred to beer. Was his original statement to the committee truthful?”

Except The Washington Post already noted that Squi (not “Skis”) “refers to someone,” i.e., a person. And as the senator himself noted, the calendar entry referenced “Squi,” not “Skis.”

It’s almost as if Sanders performed no research before he wrote his letter — he just sat down and poured out his heart, never mind the actual facts.

Conservatives reacted on social media to the proud socialist’s demands by expressing shock at his gall — his own wife is reportedly under investigation for fraud — and anger at his lack of interest in the lies told by Kavanaugh’s accusers:

But these reactions paled in comparison to the one sent Sanders’ way by Grassley himself. In a devastatingly stern letter sent Saturday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman blasted the socialist senator for his appalling hypocrisy.

Grassley specifically noted that Sanders had announced his opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation within 24 hours of his nomination by President Donald Trump.

“As you also know, all Senators have access to 307 judicial opinions Judge Kavanaugh wrote during his twelve years on the bench, over 500,000 pages of documents, over 40 hours of live testimony, and answers to more written questions than every prior Supreme Court nominee combined. Nevertheless, you made a decision on this nomination in less than 24 hours,” he wrote.

“Your public statements clearly reveal how unimportant it is to you to review any facts related to this nomination. So you can imagine my surprise at receiving your letter regarding the supplemental FBI background investigation.”

He then asked whether this means Sanders is “now undecided and willing to seriously” consider Kavanaugh as a potential SCOTUS justice, before concluding with this humdinger: “I appreciate your raising concerns, which others have already raised, at this eleventh hour.”



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