While the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee convened once more Friday to discuss the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) delivered a pointed message to the individual suspected of leaking a private letter written by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to the press.
“To the person who breached Dr. Ford’s anonymity, you know who you are. You should hide your head in a bag every day for the rest of your natural life,” Sen. Kennedy said.
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The Republican senator went on to invoke Scripture in his admonishment of the anonymous leaker who he believes betrayed Ford’s trust and made her identity and her sexual assault allegations public.
“For what is a person profited, if he gains the whole world, and he loses his soul?” Kennedy said, quoting Matthew 16:26.
Sen. John Kennedy quotes Matthew 16:26 https://t.co/5sm9NxdXtQ
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On Thursday, Sen. Kennedy asked Judge Kavanaugh, a devout Catholic, if he believed in God.
Sen Kennedy: "Do you believe in God?" Kavanaugh: "I do." Kennedy: "I'm going to give you a last opportunity…right in front of God and country. I want you to look me in the eye: Are Dr Ford's allegations true?" Kavanaugh: "They are not accurate as to me." https://t.co/6vPeJ1OaGw pic.twitter.com/SQM4JcXaQ5
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“I swear to God,” Kavanaugh declared after Kennedy asked him repeatedly if the allegations by Dr. Ford could honestly be applied to him.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination today. If the vote advances, the entire Senate will vote Saturday on whether to confirm the judge to the nation’s highest court.