Trump Jr. to Feinstein: ‘You understand Friday is after Thursday right?’
Donald Trump Jr. went after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Wednesday on Twitter over her tweet decrying Friday’s confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Feinstein attacked Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans on Tuesday for announcing Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote before they heard from Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault.
But Trump Jr. appeared to take exception to the idea that scheduling a vote precluded Ford’s opportunity to testify.
“Senator, is the Chinese spy you employed for 20 years writing these tweets for you? They don’t make sense,” Trump Jr. tweeted, writing that Kavanaugh’s accuser “testifies Thursday and the Vote is Friday. You understand Friday is after Thursday right?”
Senator, is the Chinese spy you employed for 20 years writing these tweets for you? They don’t make sense.
She testifies Thursday and the Vote is Friday. You understand that Friday is after Thursday right? https://t.co/kbaVRDQ2pZ
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 26, 2018
“First Republicans demanded Dr. Blasey Ford testify immediately,” Feinstein wrote. “Now they don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote.”
For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Kavanaugh today, 2 days before Dr. Blasey Ford has had a chance to tell her story, is outrageous. First Republicans demanded Dr. Blasey Ford testify immediately. Now they don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 25, 2018
The committee is set to hear from Ford and Kavanaugh at a hearing Thursday.
Ford has said Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and attempted to remove her clothes at a party in the summer of 1982.
Kavanaugh has unequivocally denied the allegation, but two other claims have emerged against him in the past four days.
Deborah Ramirez accused him of exposing himself to her at a college party in a report Sunday from The New Yorker.
And on Wednesday, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, revealed allegations from Julie Swetnick, who says she knew Kavanaugh in the early 1980s and accused him of helping instigate a “gang rape.”
“I became the victim of one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present,” Swetnick said.
The Judiciary Committee is reviewing Swetnick’s allegations.