Senator Feinstein has been under serious scrutiny following her botched handling of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser. The Washington Examiner reports:
The left-leaning New York Times editorial board said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is at least partially to blame for the rush to assess controversial accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which has delayed his confirmation vote.
In an editorial published Wednesday evening, the Times said “the bulk of the blame” rests with Republicans for how they oversaw related materials released to the Senate Judiciary Committee for review.
The paper also pointed a finger at Feinstein, however, for having known about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh since July but declining to come forward with it until last week, days before the scheduled committee vote.
“Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the committee, is also now facing legitimate questions over her handling of the sexual-assault allegation against Judge Kavanaugh that she received this summer but held back, based on a request for confidentiality, until it was leaked to the news media last week,” the board wrote.
If even the New York Times is criticizing Feinstein, this could mean Feinstein’s reelection could be in serious trouble against progressive Kevin DeLeon.