Sanders hits Feinstein over Kavanaugh allegations: Now it’s clear why she did nothing for months

Sanders hits Feinstein over Kavanaugh allegations: Now it’s clear why she did nothing for months
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday slammed Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinTop Democrats demand security assessment of Trump properties Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations Hillicon Valley: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency plan | Trump vows to 'take a look' at Google's ties to China | Google denies working with China's military | Tech execs on defensive at antitrust hearing | Bill would bar business with Huawei MORE (D-Calif.) for her statements about sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"Now clear why top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee did nothing with allegation for months or even ask Judge Kavanaugh about it," Sanders tweeted. "Senator Feinstein just said 'I can't say everything's truthful.' "

Feinstein told reporters on Capitol Hill earlier Tuesday that she couldn't say that everything in Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh was "truthful."

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Feinstein later clarified her comments to CNN, saying, "Based on what I know at this stage, she [Ford] is credible."

Feinstein also tweeted that she considered Ford to be "sincere" and "believable."

Ford says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes at a party in the early 1980s. 

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. 

Feinstein was the first to bring Ford's accusations to the national stage when she announced one week before Kavanaugh's scheduled confirmation hearing that she was bringing an accusation against him to the FBI. 

Feinstein has said that she has had Ford's accusations since July, a point with which Republicans have taken great issue.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Dems open to killing filibuster in next Congress Senate passes bill making hacking voting systems a federal crime MORE (R-Ky.) ripped into Democrats on Monday for not bringing the issue forward until "the eleventh hour."

Republicans have scheduled a hearing for Ford's allegations next Monday and have delayed the vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation, which they were expected to win.

It is unclear what will come of Monday's hearing, given that Ford's lawyer has said she will not testify until an FBI investigation has been completed.