The New Yorker reports that the letter Sen. Dianne Feinstein turned over to the FBI contained details about a woman accusing SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape when they were teenagers.

“The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself.”

“Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.”

How did the Republicans respond? They knew there was an allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, but instead of investigating the claim, they went out and got a letter from women, who claimed he “behaved honorably” with them. Repugnant.