A new tell-all book claims physical fights nearly broke-out in the US Senate during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fiery confirmation hearings last year; saying lawmakers engaged in “hours-long” debates over allegations of sexual misconduct during his time in high school.
“According to authors Carrie Severino and Mollie Hemingway, the anteroom became ‘unbearably hot’ on Sept. 28, 2018, as lawmakers crammed themselves into a tiny corridor where squabbles became so personal, a senator would periodically suggest staffers leave the room,” reports Fox News.
“In the epic, hours-long fight outside the meeting room, fistfights nearly broke out,” the authors wrote in their book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court.”
“One senator told another that he wanted to wring his neck,” the book claims.
“A staffer who was bringing lunch to her hungry boss found herself in the middle of the scrum, with Ted Cruz inadvertently standing on her foot and Sheldon Whitehouse spraying her with saliva as he debated a colleague… That is one of those committees that has had a reputation of getting along pretty well across different parties,” said Hemingway during a recent interview.
Fireworks between Republicans and Democrats flew during the Kavanaugh hearings after Sen. Dianne Feinstein revealed a pre-existing accusation against the judge from months prior to the process; eventually delaying the hearings while the FBI launched a one-week investigation.
They found no evidence to support the claims.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BAD EDUCATION: Minnesota Teacher Placed on 'PAID Leave’ After ‘Kill Kavanaugh’ Tweet
A teacher in Minnesota was placed ‘on paid leave’ earlier this week following a vicious tweet that urged liberal activists to “kill” President Trump’s newest appointment to the US Supreme Court.
The unnamed instructor took to Twitter Saturday just hours after the Senate voted to place Judge Brett Kavanaugh on the nation’s highest court, writing “So whose gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”
“Over the weekend, the district has received a complaint regarding an employee,” said Mark A. Zuzek, the superintendent of Intermediate School District #917. “The employee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”
“Pursuant with the data practices act, we are limited to providing additional information regarding this matter,” he added.
A spokesperson for the FBI in Minneapolis confirmed Tuesday that the bureau is aware of the post and is actively investigating.
Read the full story at the Washington Post.
BOOKER BACKLASH: RNC Chair RIPS ‘Pathetic’ Cory Over Kavanaugh Hearings
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unloaded on Sen. Cory Booker Tuesday, slamming the New Jersey legislator for using “crocodile tears” to fundraise off President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court.
McDaniel blasted Booker hours after Brett Kavanaugh arrived at the US Capitol to kick-start his Senate confirmation process; saying the left-wing lawmaker was using the public hearings to raise funds for his campaign.
“Cory Booker is using his crocodile tears as a ploy to raise money. It’s pathetic,” she tweeted.
Cory Booker is using his crocodile tears as a ploy to raise money. It’s pathetic.https://t.co/gIeUBAzHj6
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 4, 2018
Booker and his fellow liberal Senators dragged their feet during the opening hours of Kavanaugh’s hearings Tuesday; urging Chair Chuck Grassley to postpone the proceedings until they had more time to review the nominee’s court records.