Why Didn't Dianne Feinstein 'Believe Survivors?'
The Democrats and liberal organizations rallying protests against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh would have Americans believe they are on the side of #MeToo, believing alleged victims of sexual assault. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has vocally pushed this narrative. Feinstein, however, refused to act on Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations when she could have done so privately, suggesting that she did not believe the allegations, or at least preferred to use them as a political tool instead.
Ironically, after Christine Blasey Ford finally agreed to testify on Thursday, Feinstein demanded that the hearing be cancelled, due to the new allegation from Deborah Ramirez that broke Sunday evening.
"Thursday's hearing should be canceled in light of a disturbing new allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI must investigate ALL allegations," Feinstein wrote on Sunday night.
This declaration only underscores the idea that Feinstein and her Democratic colleagues are cynically weaponizing Ford's allegation — and now that of Ramirez as well — rather than seeking justice and comfort for the "survivors."
Feinstein received a letter from Christine Blasey Ford in July, before Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She did not ask Kavanaugh about the allegation during the hearing or during private meetings with him.
Feinstein claims she sat on the letter for six weeks in order to honor Ford's request for anonymity. The senator could have discussed the letter with Kavanaugh in a private meeting with him or at a closed-door discussion between Kavanaugh and the full committee. Her decision not to do so suggests either that she considered leaks inevitable or that Ford's allegation was not credible enough to merit investigating.
Shortly before the vote on Kavanaugh, the letter's existence was leaked to the Intercept, and Feinstein sent it to the FBI for investigation. The entire circus surrounding the sexual assault allegations could have been avoided, had Feinstein asked Kavanaugh about the letter in a private setting and if the committee had decided to investigate the matter privately.
Oddly, Feinstein has continued to keep the testimony secret from the committee led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
"Senator Grassley has been much more respectful of Dr. Ford than Senator Feinstein has, because rather than sitting on the claims for six weeks, he scheduled a hearing," Carrie Severino, chief counsel at the Judicial Crisis Network, told PJ Media in an interview on Sunday. "He actually has taken her at her word, rather than Feinstein who has treated her as a political football."