This Is Important

September 20, 2018 1:23 p.m.

I’m glad this is getting some attention. Let me quickly walk you through it.

As I noted here, Senate Republicans are pursuing a fairly clear strategy now: bluff Professor Blasey Ford into not appearing on Monday, thus allowing them to move on to a vote and rapid confirmation. But last night Mike Davis, chief counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee – in practice, Chuck Grassley’s chief confirmation process lawyer – got a little too aggressive on Twitter and made the strategy a bit too explicit

After these tweets kicked off a storm, he briefly took his account private. He then deleted the tweets and posted this explanation after making the account public again.

Read our write-up of the back and forth here.

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