White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp called Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) decision to sit on allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh in order to protect the identity of the victim “incredibly disturbing,” heaping onto the White House’s reported plan to slam Democrats over the rollout of the accusations.
During an interview with Fox Business Network on Tuesday, Schlapp — whose husband is a longtime Trump supporter and the chairman of the American Conservative Union — reiterated the White House’s support for Kavanaugh and slammed Feinstein for her “delay tactics” in bringing up the allegations “last minute.”
Schlapp also said she spent a “lot of time” with Kavanaugh during their “younger years” and claimed the judge was “incredibly professional.”
Feinstein knew about a letter sent by an anonymous woman in July, but sat on the allegations to honor the victim’s request to keep her identity under wraps. She announced in a statement last week she’d turned a letter over to the FBI.
Once the contents of the letter began to leak, the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed herself in an interview with The Washington Post and outlined her claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Since then, the Senate Judiciary Committee and members of Congress have called for both sides to testify before a confirmation vote can take place. Those testimonies are scheduled for Monday.
WH strategic communications director: Dems behavior on Kavanaugh allegations "incredibly disturbing" pic.twitter.com/71k01KFkqI
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) September 18, 2018