'This Is About Smears': Cruz Says Kavanaugh Confirmation Has Become 'a Partisan Circus'
Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday described the process of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court as a "partisan circus."
Cruz (R-Texas) noted to his constituents on the Senate Judiciary Committee how striking it was that Democrats didn't mention the other two sexual misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh aside from Christine Blasey Ford's.
Ford and Kavanaugh testified for hours on Thursday before the committee in what became, at times, fiery and highly emotional for both parties.
"I think that indicates how little credibility there is behind those allegations," Cruz said, adding that Swetnick's allegation of gang rape by Kavanaugh is truly sensational.
Swetnick is a client of Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti, who made her allegations public on Wednesday.
Cruz said that the claims are so ridiculous that his Democratic colleagues are too embarrassed to speak about them publicly.
"This has become a partisan circus. This is not about substance," he said. "This is about smears."
Swetnick claimed she attended parties where Kavanaugh was involved in gang rapes of drugged women. Kavanaugh blasted the allegation on Thursday, calling it a "farce."