Not content to simply kick back and revel in the glory of having helped put a credibly accused sexual predator on the Supreme Court, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton has decided to go full Pepe Silvia and concoct a nebulous conspiracy theory around the allegations that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford while the pair were in high school.
Speaking with conservative radio host and inexplicable MSNBC commentator Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday, Cotton—who is so afraid of hearing form his own constituents he started sending them cease and desist letters—insisted that Dr. Ford, her former roommate, onetime U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein were all in on a grand scheme to spring the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh as far back as this past July.
Here’s the full exchange:
Hewitt: Is there any doubt in your mind, Senator Cotton, that this was planned long before it was unveiled? And by that, I mean the leak of Dr. Ford’s letter, I don’t know who did it, but I believe it was part of a campaign that was set up to occur exactly when it did. Do you agree with me?
Cotton: Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns out, it just so happens that Monica McLean worked for a Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, now a virulent anti-Trump critic on television and former counsel to Chuck Schumer. So I strongly suspect that Chuck Schumer’s political operation knew about Ms. Ford’s allegations as far back as July and manipulated the process all along to include taking advantage of Ms. Ford’s confidences and directing her towards left-wing lawyers who apparently may have violated the D.C. code of legal ethics and perhaps may face their own investigation by the D.C. Bar.
The only thing missing here is the reverse vampires.
On Saturday, Cotton railed against the “hysterical attempt at left-wing mob rule” during the Kavanaugh investigation. This raises the question: Does Cotton really think the multiple credible allegations against Kavanaugh were all part of a carefully orchestrated plot, does he think this is all simply the work of an unruly gaggle of hoi polloi, or is he just constantly pulling different theories out of his whole ass depending on what day it is?
Given what we know about Tom Cotton, I’m guessing it’s the latter.