Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was a major player in the bombshell allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh that resulted in one of the most unfortunate Supreme Court confirmation hearings in recent memory. Now, she's dumbfounded as to why President Trump is so resistant to her suggestions for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The decision to move forward on 9th Circuit nominees without consultation or responding to my acceptance of the White House’s offer reflects President Trump’s desire to stack the court. I expect my blue slips to be honored as I was acting in good faith. https://t.co/7EYWmi7V0k— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) October 11, 2018
After the stunt, she pulled during the Kavanaugh confirmation it is not surprising that President Trump won't take her advice on judicial nominees.
Feinstein demanded that Trump at least consider her candidates, because she was acting in "good faith."
Surely she knows that Trump, Grassley, and other Republicans will not soon forget the way Feinstein led the Democrats' war on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It all started when Feinstein received that now infamous letter from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford back in July. Ford claimed that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. Feinstein did not notify Chairman Chuck Grassley of the letter for weeks. It was leaked a few weeks ago, resulting in two of the most contentious weeks we've ever seen in Washington, as leading lawmakers suggested Kavanaugh was a rapist, he was "evil," and worse. Feinstein insists she was not the leaker, but Republicans in Congress are investigating her office anyway.
Furthermore, as Hot Air's Ed Morrissey points out, Grassley made it pretty clear last year that blue slips are merely a courtesy.