The Daily Caller reports that the letter reads, “I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats against my family will not drive me out. The character assassination will not succeed.”
In the letter, Kavanaugh called the allegations made against him a “grotesque and obvious character assassination.”
He wrote, “There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring. These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service. As I told the Committee during my hearing, a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I will always be.”
Judge Kavanaugh pointed out that he had answered 31 hours worth of questions and more than 1,200 written questions, but these allegations didn’t appear. They only came after the hearing. Then Kavanaugh pointed out that all of those who his original accuser claim were witnesses to the alleged assault have claimed there was no party or that they don’t recall the incident.
He explained that he was grateful that Senator Grassley had scheduled the Thursday hearing in order to give him an outlet for his voice to be heard. He also spoke about the most recent accusation against him. He said that it was “false” and reminded again that all of the alleged witnesses stated that it never even happened.
The Judge also stated that he would testify to his own character. He explained, “I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women. Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character. I am grateful to them. I owe it to them, and to my family, to defend my integrity and my name. I look forward to answering questions from the Senate.”