It's not Capitol Hill Democrats who are trying to find dirt by looking into the actions of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's wife – it's those in the press ... and that, says the president of The Committee for Justice, is "playing dirty."
So far about the only secretive thing that Kavanaugh's opponents have been able to dig up on the nominee is video of him serving lunch to the homeless. Not to be deterred, The Associated Press and The New York Times have made public records requests from the state of Maryland on emails his wife, Ashley, may have sent as town manager of Chevy Chase, Section 5 – a small village near Bethesda with a population of about 650 people.
Curt Levey, president of The Committee for Justice, says that's out of line. "They're playing dirty," he tells OneNewsNow, "and you'll notice that the Democrats in Congress are not demanding records involving his wife because they know it's not appropriate – but there are no such limits on the press."
AP is asking for every email Mrs. Kavanaugh sent or received, while the NYT is asking to see emails with key words like "Brett" or "husband" or "abortion."
"They're desperate, because there really is no dirt in Kavanaugh's record," argues Levey. "They're just hoping against hope that they'll find something."
Levey is among more than 100 conservatives leaders comprising the Conservative Action Project, which released a July 18 letter strongly endorsing Kavanaugh and describing him as "very much in the mold of Justice [Antonin] Scalia."
Another name on the Times' list is the name "Starr," which Levey presumes means "Kenneth" – not Ringo.
"We'll have to let the American people be the judge of whether that's effective," he concludes. "I think at the end of the day they're just going to embarrass themselves if they try to go after her."
Levey predicts the closest Mrs. Kavanaugh will be to relevant will be when she holds the Bible her husband uses when he's sworn in as the newest Supreme Court Justice shortly before the new court term begins in October.
Judge Kavanaugh meets today Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (West Virginia) in the first of three meetings with Democratic senators who are apparently going against the wishes of their Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (New York), who asked them not to meet with Kavanaugh. The other two are Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). All three are running against strong Republicans in their bids for re-election in states that Donald Trump won handily in November 2016.
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