Former Trump aide Michael Caputo stoked racial fears Sunday when he warned that Black Lives Matter would “riot” if Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanugh was confirmed.
Caputo’s off-putting remark came during a CNN interview about the FBI’s investigation into sexual assault claims made against Kavanaugh, which the judge has strongly denied. Three women, including college psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting them.
“It’ll just take a week,” Caputo told host Fredricka Whitfield of the investigation, adding he has no idea what might come out in the probe. “But when he’s confirmed — if he is — I’m concerned. We see, you know, social media accounts associated with Black Lives Matter talking about how they’re going to riot!”
“So, that is apparently where we’re going,” he concluded, stopping short of revealing the source of his allegations. “I think it will be over in a week.”
Senators are expected to vote on Kavanaugh once the FBI wraps up its investigation. On Friday, the Senate voted to delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation by a week, allowing the FBI time to investigate the sexual assault claims.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday that the supplemental FBI report on Kavanaugh wouldn’t be made public, although Republicans have faced pressure from Democrats to release both the directive given to the FBI and the findings of the report.
“Why are our Republican colleagues so afraid of making this (investigation report) public?” Senate Minority Lead Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) asked.
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