Mayer and Farrow, which means what you think it means:
As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating it. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week and, in conversations with The New Yorker, expressed concern about its potential impact on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote. The Democratic Senate offices reviewing the allegations believe that they merit further investigation. “This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. It should be fully investigated,” Senator Mazie Hirono, of Hawaii, said. An aide in one of the other Senate offices added, “These allegations seem credible, and we’re taking them very seriously. If established, they’re clearly disqualifying.”
Let’s be clear: he Republican leadership knew about the second allegation, and their response was to try to hasten the process to get him confirmed to a lifetime appointment the Constitution makes it essentially impossible to be removed from. Whether they confirm Kavanaugh or another hack this is what the Republican Party is. Trump is a logical manifestation of the party’s coaltion, not an usurper.
America’s most feminist and liberal liberal feminist Lisa Blatt could not be reached for comment.
I think we can also see why they don’t want Mark Judge to testify:
Another woman who attended high school in the nineteen-eighties in Montgomery County, Maryland, where Georgetown Prep is located, also refuted Judge’s account of the social scene at the time, sending a letter to Ford’s lawyers saying that she had witnessed boys at parties that included Georgetown Prep students engaging in sexual misconduct. In an interview, the woman, who asked to have her name withheld for fear of political retribution, recalled that male students “would get a female student blind drunk” on what they called “jungle juice”—grain alcohol mixed with Hawaiian Punch—then try to take advantage of her. “It was disgusting,” she said. “They treated women like meat.”
You always fight because you never know. It’s hard to imagine him surviving this, but then it was irrational for them to stand by him in the first place.
Here are the Kavanaugh and White House statements on this: pic.twitter.com/sey9vWvz8B
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) September 24, 2018