Republicans are afraid that the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh will hurt them in the upcoming midterm elections. According to the Washington Post, many have expressed fear that the investigation will focus the voters’ attention on a highly-charged issue that will help increase Democratic turnout in November.
Andy Wright, Senior Fellow and Founding Editor of Just Security, investigations lawyer and law professor, noted that the burden is on the nominee to demonstrate fitness for a lifetime appointment, contrary to a criminal prosecution burden upon the accuser.
Yesterday, while Florence and Donald were making headlines, another story was picking up steam that could derail the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the morning we reported that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said she has referred Kavanaugh to federal authorities for investigation.
The Democratic Leader of the U.S. Senate, Senator Charles Schumer of New York, issued a warning on Sunday, saying that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will allow President Trump to “overreach” his authority if he is confirmed.