Chelsea Clinton attacks Kavanaugh for his "nakedly partisan" testimony, forgets about dad Bill Clinton's past
Clinton appeared on 'This Morning' to speak about her new children's book, however, while doing so, she also took out the time to give her views on Kavanaugh.
Chelsea Clinton took on Brett Kavanaugh during a CBS segment on Wednesday and spent three minutes answering questions about the sexual assault allegations laid against the Supreme Court nominee. She reportedly appeared on 'This Morning' to speak about her new children's book, however, while speaking about the book, she also took out the time to give her views on Kavanaugh.
The former president's daughter said that in her opinion Kavanaugh's nomination should not be confirmed because of his "nakedly partisan" testimony to the Senate Judicial Committee last week. Clinton said that she also personally opposes the Supreme Court nominee because of his views on women's rights and worker's rights, according to reports.
However, she was never challenged about similar allegations laid against her father Bill Clinton.
During the CBS segment, she was also asked about how she felt when Kavanaugh took her family's name during his opening statement to the senators last week. Kavanaugh, during the hearing, had said that the sexual assault allegations laid against him were a political ploy and "revenge on behalf of the Clintons."
Chelsea Clinton responded to the question with: "I thought oh, my gosh, we loom so much larger in your mind than you loom, at least in mine. I don't think I heard his name until he was nominated weeks ago."
Reports state that Kavanaugh, as a young lawyer, played an important role in Kenneth Starr's team which investigated former President Bill Clinton over his alleged affair with Monica Lewinsky and rape allegation by Juanita Broaddrick. Kavanaugh reportedly prompted Starr to ask questions from Clinton about the specific nature of his sexual relationship with Lewinsky, which in the end provided grounds of his impeachment.
The latest report into the allegations states that the FBI probe is over and the senators have been handed a single copy of the report to read through. The FBI report has come days after the Senate voting for Kavanaugh's nomination, and the extraordinary and historic hearing of clinical psychology professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who publicly detailed her sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
Ford's testimony, which was painful to watch for many, was widely seen as credible as she asked for an FBI investigation into her claims and stood in stark contrast to Kavanaugh's, who not even once conceded to an FBI investigation, repeatedly suggesting that the Senate hearing was enough. The judge has also been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women — Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. Kavanaugh, however, has denied all the allegations.
The Senate Judiciary Committee subsequently agreed on an FBI investigation into the allegations after Republican Senator Jeff Flake said that he would withdraw his vote if the investigation is not conducted.