A group of Republican congressmen on Wednesday demanded an immediate House and Senate ethics investigation into Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo and Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “mishandling” of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s letter that first revealed her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
GOP Reps. Andy Biggs, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, and several other lawmakers penned a letter Wednesday to both the House and Senate Ethics Committees requesting an immediate probe to “identify the individuals” who shared Ford’s July 30 letter accusing Kavanaugh of pinning her down and trying to remove her clothing at a high school party 36 years ago.
“This sensitive document was leaked to the media without Dr. Ford’s consent while it was hidden from the majority staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee. These acts demand an immediate and thorough investigation to find out who is responsible,” they wrote.
“Dr. Ford testified that she delivered a letter to Rep. Eshoo who forwarded it to Senator Feinstein on July 30, 2018 detailing allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” they said. “In that letter, Dr. Ford asked that her identity remain confidential.”
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