Feinstein Calls For Postponement Of ‘Any Further Proceedings’ On Kavanaugh

on July 24, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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In the wake of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has called for a blanket delay of all proceedings related to his Supreme Court nomination, the Washington Post reported. 

“I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” Feinstein wrote in a letter late Sunday to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

She also asked for an FBI investigation into the newest allegations against Kavanaugh, which were detailed in an article in The New Yorker on Sunday evening. Feinstein has already requested that the FBI look into allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in high school.

The New Yorker article outlined allegations made by a former Yale University classmate, Deborah Ramirez, who claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at party in college and forced her to touch his genitals without her consent. Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed, covered her mouth with his hand and tried to take her clothes off at a party in high school. Both alleged incidents involved alcohol.

While Grassley’s office did not immediately respond to Feinstein’s letter, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee reportedly knew about Ramirez’s allegations last week, according to the New Yorker.

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