Overnight, Mike Davis, a Senate staffer for Republican Chuck Grassley, made it clear that Republicans were standing by with thumbscrews for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and intended to clear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh no matter what they heard.
Clearly, Grassley and his Judiciary Committee staff have set the ground rules for Monday's hearing with a fully open mind, eager to make a good-faith effort to hear new evidence and testimony, with no preconceptions. pic.twitter.com/rGCs2XhVWZ
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 20, 2018
Then Davis locked down his Twitter account. And when it opened for business again—poof—those tweets were gone. But now Davis—that would be Mike Davis Chief Counsel for Nominations, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary—is back again, to explain why he’s working so hard to hide a statement he blared out to his Twitter followers.
To clear up any confusion, I was referring to Democrats’ partisan political attacks and their refusal to take part in the committee’s thorough and fair investigation. I deleted the tweet to avoid any further misinterpretation by left wing media as so often happens on Twitter.
— Mike Davis (@mrddmia) September 20, 2018
As happens so often, Republicans don’t like seeing their own statements repeated. It doesn’t take “misinterpretation” to get at what Davis was saying. It doesn’t take a slanted view of the news. It just takes repeating his own words. That’s why he buried them.
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