A Kavanaugh Book Is Already on the Way so We Can Relive The Confirmation Drama All Over Again

The new book will be authored by Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus and published by Simon & Schuster

Last Updated: October 13, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

Mere weeks after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a book documenting his excruciating nomination process is already in the works.

“I have some news,” said Washington Post columnist and deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus earlier this week. “Washington Post deputy editorial page editor, is writing a book about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation. The book is being published by Simon & Schuster.”

It’s unclear when the tome may hit bookshelves. A rep for Simon & Schuster did not immediately respond to request for comment on the matter.

For anyone in need of a refresher, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as Justice Kavanaugh on October 6 in a contentious 50-48 vote. Senators voted mostly party line with the exceptions of West Virginia Democratic Joe Manchin who voted to confirm and Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, who voted “present” at the final roll.

For weeks the final vote lay in the balance as Kavanaugh faced a wall of Democratic opposition and several wavering Republicans. In September, Kavanaugh was hit with allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that he has sexually assaulted her while drunk at a party in the early 1980.

“Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was so drunk,” Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a dramatic statement. “I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming. This was what terrified me the most.”

Kavanaugh offered a strenuous denial to the same committee the very same day, and continues to deny the accusation.

As more women came forward — including one person represented by Michael Avenatti who accused Kavanaugh of participating in “gang rape,” an accusation Kavanaugh also firmly denies — Senators launched an FBI investigation into the matter. After initially applauding the decision, Democrats later accused Republicans of circumscribing the probe and cutting off the bureau from investigating key witnesses.

The final vote was not sealed until the day before his confirmation when Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced that she believed Brett Kavanaugh and she would join her Republicans colleagues and vote for him.