That’s right: Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, didn’t think it was worth more than a half-assed examination into Kavanaugh’s record (and he’d have rather skipped even that), but he wants DOJ to investigate Julie Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti, to see if they have committed any crimes.
I say Grassley is attempting to use the machinery of the U.S. government as a means of harassing people he regards as his political enemies.
This is banana-republic shit.
It’s quite possible that Swetnick and Avenatti are full of shit. But the time to find that out was back when it would have made a difference, had it turned out that they weren’t. But the Judiciary Committee, while Kavanaugh’s nomination was before the Senate, chose to ignore Swetnick and the charges she made.
They could have put her under oath and had her testify under penalty of perjury - and would have had every right to throw the book at her if she had perjured herself with a Supreme Court nomination on the line.
But going after her now, after they ensured that her accusations wouldn’t matter even if they were 100% true, is just political revenge, pure and simple. It’s heads we win, tails you lose.
So fuck you, Chuck Grassley, you ancient, dried-up piece of shit.