Since Senate Republicans are treating the FBI quasi-report on Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior like it’s the Roswell aliens’ secret recipe for seven-layer salad, we don’t get to see it.
But Sen. Elizabeth Warren has reviewed it, and she’s not happy:
I've seen the FBI "report" on Brett Kavanaugh. 4 things are clear:
❌This wasn't a full or fair investigation.
❌ It doesn't exonerate him.
❌ The available documents contradict what he said under oath.
❌ We must #CancelKavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/bLfINQmKf5
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 4, 2018
Regarding point 1: Duh
4 is obvious as well.
But what about 2 and 3? Well, “it doesn’t exonerate him” doesn’t necessarily mean it implicates him, so maybe it’s a wash (though I highly doubt it).
But point 3? Basically she’s saying he perjured himself. And he’s a judge. Who, incidentally, had an enormous rage boner for Bill Clinton in the ‘90s because of … perjury.
Hey, you know who didn’t sexually assault anyone or perjure himself? Merrick Garland!
Warren also made this statement:
“Senators have been muzzled. So I will now say three things that committee staff has explained are permissible to say without violating committee rules. … One: This was not a full and fair investigation. It was sharply limited in scope and did not explore the relevant confirming facts. Two: The available documents do not exonerate Mr. Kavanaugh.
“And three: the available documents contradict statements Mr. Kavanaugh made under oath. I would like to back up these points with explicit statements from the FBI documents — explicit statements that should be available for the American people to see. But the Republicans have locked the documents behind closed doors.”
This nomination will hang around Republicans’ necks like an albatross for years.
Make them pay.
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