People crawled out of the woodwork to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Democrats and the media used them to try and kill his nomination.
But this Kavanaugh accuser got the letter that could land them behind bars for lying.
A Third Accuser Steps Forward
A third accuser threw Kavanaugh’s confirmation into a new round of chaos.
Someone called Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse with a bombshell story.
They claimed in 1985, two men named “Brett and Mark” sexually assaulted a woman on a boat in Newport, Rhode Island.
Media outlets ran with the story.
They promoted it to frame Kavanaugh as a serial sexual predator.
But there was just one problem.
It was a lie.
A man confessed on social media to making the story up.
Grassley Refers The Accuser for Prosecution
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley was not amused.
He fired off a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Grassley referred the hoaxes for criminal prosecution.
Grassley wrote, “Committee investigations in support of the judicial nomination process are an essential part of the Committee’s constitutional role.”
“The Committee is grateful to citizens who come forward with relevant information in good faith, even if they are not one hundred percent sure about what they know. But when individuals provide fabricated allegations to the Committee, diverting Committee resources during time-sensitive investigations, it materially impedes our work,” he continued.
Grassley stated, “Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal. It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements to Congressional investigators.”
“It is illegal to obstruct Committee investigations. Accordingly, in light of the seriousness of these facts, and the threat these types of actions pose to the Committee’s ability to perform its constitutional duties, I hope you will give this referral the utmost consideration.”
Why Grassley Took Action
Grassley took this step for one reason.
RINO back-stabber Jeff Flake sided with the Democrats in pushing for a one-week pause on the Senate’s final vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
They want the FBI to do another background check investigation.
Republicans fear this week-long delay will allow time for other con artists to come forward with more false allegations.
Flake agreed to the FBI taking no more than one week.
But Democrats could use a new round of accusers to demand more time.
They want to push the vote past the midterms in hopes they win the Senate.
Then they will keep the seat open through the 2020 election.
So Grassley fired a shot across their bow.
He made it clear any scam accusations will be prosecuted.
But this move does not make up for Grassley and other establishment Republicans failures.
They allowed the Democrats to play them like a fiddle and stretch the vote into at least October.
Trump supporters believe this confirmation process took too long and Republicans accommodated clearly false charges.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.