The following is an excerpt from Blaze Media’s daily Capitol Hill Brief email newsletter:
The fight over uncorroborated, third-party allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh described in a now-corrected New York Times article continues. AOC joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the justice’s impeachment. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler publicly pumped the brakes on the impeachment hype, saying that the panel is focused on the president.
Meanwhile, others on the Right have pushed back against the newest iteration of the Kavanaugh circus. LevinTV host Mark Levin called the story and the response to it an effort “to try and intimidate and threaten a Supreme Court justice.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of “reopening the sad and embarrassing chapter they wrote last September.”
Senate Judiciary member Thom Tillis called the story a “factually compromised opinion piece” and said that “the latest attempt by Democrats to smear the reputation of Justice Kavanaugh and call for his impeachment is an absolute disgrace.” Tom Cotton said, “This is what happens when partisans become obsessive and when reporters spend a year digging for dirt and find nothing, but don’t want to return their fat book advance.”
President Trump went so far as to “call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story” and added that the newspaper “will never return to Greatness, under current Management.”
The story may have given far-left politicians yet another tool to rile up their base, but it’s given everyone on the Right and anyone who can see the flimsiness of the allegation yet another reason to distrust the Democrat-media complex.