UPDATE: The formerly anonymous accuser identified herself as Christine Blasey Ford, Fox News reported:

The letter was relayed to lawmakers by 51-year-old research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford and concerns an incident involving the 53-year-old Kavanaugh and her while they were in high school. According to two officials who spoke anonymously with the New York Times, the incident involved possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and the woman.


Senate Judiciary Committee Member John N. Kennedy said on "Fox News Sunday" that the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings have devolved into an "intergalactic freakshow."

"I'm fairly confident that our Founding Fathers did not intend the process to work this way," the Louisiana Republican told Chris Wallace.

Kennedy said Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) "did the best he could" to keep order during hearings marred by Democrats "ignoring rules" and about 240 protests by the senator's count.

"The only thing missing was the genitalia-shaped headgear," Kennedy said of protesters, referring to the pink hats donned by anti-Trump demonstrators during the women's marches.

Kennedy blasted Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for holding onto an anonymous letter alleging misconduct by Kavanaugh in high school. He also said the situation is one where many of the facts of the case cannot be reviewed by the members of the committee.

"Most Americans... are looking at this and they're thinking that Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig," he said.

Wallace asked Kennedy about incidents during the hearing involving Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).


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Booker declared himself similar to "Spartacus" for willfully disobeying committee rules governing releases of documents. It was later determined the documents had been approved for release in some manner.

"I did willingly violate the chairs rules on the committee's confidentiality process," Booker said at the time.

Kennedy said he was chairing the hearing in the temporary absence of Grassley, and refused to cut off Booker despite at least one plea from a Republican.

I thought he should just "let it rip," Kennedy said of Booker's statements.

He said that Booker and Harris, who asked about Kavanaugh's possible relationship with private Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz' firm, want liberal activist judges who "rewrite the Constitution every other Thursday."

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