Avenatti at Odds With ‘Coward’ Dems After They Didn’t Apply ‘Believe All Women’ Mantra to His Client

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Attorney Michael Avenatti, who revealed a witness accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, just got slammed by Democratic senators, and he hit right back.

During the battle of Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the court, Avenatti had revealed a witness, Julie Swetnick, who said she saw Kavanaugh spiking drinks and being “present” at “gang” rapes during parties in high school.

Democrats attack Avenatti

Democratic senators and senior aides told CNN that Avenatti’s client’s allegations helped to dismiss the claims and helped to confirm Kavanaugh.

“Well, you know, at some point, there were a lot of folks coming forward making all sorts of accusations,” Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) told CNN. “It turns it into a circus atmosphere, and certainly that’s not where we should be.”

A senior Senate Democratic aide told CNN that Avenatti’s involvement in bringing out the allegations “set us back, absolutely”:

“Democrats and the country would have been better off if Mr. Avenatti spent his time on his Iowa vanity project rather than meddling in Supreme Court fights.”

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A Democratic senator called Avenatti a “useful foil” for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a key swing vote, in her decision to support Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Below is part of Collins’ floor speech regarding the allegations and her support for Kavanaugh:

“Some of the allegations levied against Judge Kavanaugh illustrate why the presumption of innocence is so important. I am thinking in particular not of the allegations raised by Professor Ford, but of the allegation that when he was a teenager, Judge Kavanaugh drugged multiple girls and used their weakened state to facilitate gang rape. This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others.”

She added that it’s a “stark reminder about why the presumption of innocence is so ingrained in our American consciousness.”

Avenatti hit back at Democrats

The attorney told CNN that this shows “failed leadership” in the Democratic Party while calling the anonymous sources “cowards”:

“It is outrageous that these so-called Democrats would attack a sexual assault victim from coming forward. I guess their position is that she should have shut her mouth and remained silent? It is disgusting that these cowards blame my client and the other accusers from coming forward.”

Avenatti is considering running for president against President Donald Trump in 2020. However, he said the Democrats “see me as a threat.”

“It wasn’t helpful because the story became about Avenatti,” one Democratic senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee told CNN.

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1ntrepid
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“This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others.”

How would you know, Sen. Collins? What did YOU do to find out the truth? Oh, right. You read an incomplete report. Wow.

I would love to see Collins stand up to a challenger like Avenatti. He would make mincemeat out of her.

I am not sure about running for President, though, but he sure would enliven THAT race.

Otis
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Avenatti doesn’t deserve a job sorting garbage with his teeth. I certainly do hope he runs for President, however.

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