A new tell-all book claims physical fights nearly broke-out in the US Senate during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fiery confirmation hearings last year; saying lawmakers engaged in “hours-long” debates over allegations of sexual misconduct during his time in high school.
“According to authors Carrie Severino and Mollie Hemingway, the anteroom became ‘unbearably hot’ on Sept. 28, 2018, as lawmakers crammed themselves into a tiny corridor where squabbles became so personal, a senator would periodically suggest staffers leave the room,” reports Fox News.
“In the epic, hours-long fight outside the meeting room, fistfights nearly broke out,” the authors wrote in their book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court.”
“One senator told another that he wanted to wring his neck,” the book claims.
“A staffer who was bringing lunch to her hungry boss found herself in the middle of the scrum, with Ted Cruz inadvertently standing on her foot and Sheldon Whitehouse spraying her with saliva as he debated a colleague… That is one of those committees that has had a reputation of getting along pretty well across different parties,” said Hemingway during a recent interview.
Fireworks between Republicans and Democrats flew during the Kavanaugh hearings after Sen. Dianne Feinstein revealed a pre-existing accusation against the judge from months prior to the process; eventually delaying the hearings while the FBI launched a one-week investigation.
They found no evidence to support the claims.
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