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