McConnell Seeks The Leaker

Mitch McConnell is calling for an investigation of whoever leaked the Ford letter. The Senate majority leader said on Saturday that the Judiciary Committee “out to take a look at” how the letter from Christine Blasey Ford accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 80s was leaked to the press. Ford had asked to remain confidential. That didn’t happen, the letter created a weeks-long circus, and Senate Republicans apparently want to get to the bottom of it.

—QUOTABLE: “I think it clearly was, honestly, a despicable thing to do to Dr. Ford…And it kind of underscored the tactics that have been used: It started in committee and then went straight out into the public.” -McConnell