Feinstein Calls for Grassley to Delay Thursday Hearing With Kavanaugh

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday night that the committee’s hearing with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be postponed after a new sexual-misconduct accuser came forward. “I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” Feinstein wrote to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee’s chairman. She also said the FBI should investigate the new claims, which were made by a Colorado woman named Deborah Ramirez. “We need a fair, independent process that will gather all the facts, interview all the relevant witnesses, and ensure the Committee receives a full and impartial report,” Feinstein said. Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party while they were freshmen at Yale.