A breaking news editor at CNN slammed porn lawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday for damaging the Democrats’ takedown campaign aimed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kyle Feldscher made the remarks in response to a tweet from Avenatti, who was angered after Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced on Friday that they would vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court.
“Senator Collins should be ashamed of herself for attacking my client and Dr. Ford,” Avenatti wrote on Twitter following Collins’ speech on the Senate floor. “How did she make a credibility determination as to my client? How is she qualified to do that without ANY investigation? She dAid ZERO to determine whether my client and her witnesses were credible.”
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) trashes porn lawyer Michael Avenatti over his client's claim that Kavanaugh criminally masterminded a gang-rape ring as a teenager pic.twitter.com/M7lpAaKod6
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 5, 2018
In response to Avenatti’s tweet, Feldscher wrote: “Hard to state how much Avenatti’s entrance into this process hurt the Democratic effort to bring down Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
Hard to state how much Avenatti's entrance into this process hurt the Democratic effort to bring down Kavanaugh's nomination. https://t.co/tcofogweNo
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) October 5, 2018
The two had one final interaction on the matter:
You are right. I should have turned my back on my client. Told her to “shut up” and stay quiet because people like you apparently believe assault victims are to blame. This line of thinking is disgusting and offensive to all survivors. And it makes lawyers not want to help them.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 5, 2018
Collins’ announcement on Friday afternoon was the nail in the coffin for the Democrats.
“I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court,” Collins said. “I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
Barring any last minute stunts from the political Left, Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is all but assured as 51 senators have come out and publicly announced they will be supporting him.