GOP Judiciary Staffer Deletes Tweet Pledging ‘We Will Confirm Judge Kavanaugh’

on September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (C) is led by committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as Kavanaugh arrives for testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during ... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (C) is led by committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as Kavanaugh arrives for testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy on the court left by retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The Republican chief counsel for nominations on the Senate Judiciary Committee posted in since-deleted tweets Wednesday night that he was “unfazed and determined” and that “We will confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”

Slate captured the tweets from the staffer, Mike Davis, in a screenshot before he locked his account and deleted them:

Davis reopened his account Thursday and addressed the tweets:

Christine Blasey Ford, who recently publicly accused Kanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school, has pushed through her lawyers for the FBI to supplement its background investigation of Kavanaugh before she and he answer questions before the committee. Her lawyer also said in a statement Wednesday that “there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceeding.”

Grassley has rejected the efforts to allow for more time, giving Blasey until Friday morning to answer his request that she attend a public or private hearing or speak to committee staffers. As one of those staffers, Davis just showed his hand.

H/t Slate.

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