During a Trump rally in Macon, Georgia, a crowd stirred into an uproar and repeatedly shouted, “Lock Her Up!” — but, they weren’t talking about Hillary Clinton.
Thousands in attendance joined the chant which called for the criminal conviction of Judy Munro-Leighton, the woman who falsely accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
It was learned over the weekend that Munro-Leighton completely made up the allegations she wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. She pinned the letter as “Jane Doe” from Oceanside, California. The committee later released a report which denied all evidence of allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
The Georgia crowd was not pleased to hear the news and responded with those three words that have been historically chanted about Hillary Clinton: “Lock her up, Lock her up, Lock her up.”
The committee referred Munro-Leighton to the Justice Department and the FBI.
“A woman who accused then Judge Kavanaugh of horrible, horrible crimes admitted that she never met Judge Kavanaugh or Brett Kavanaugh or a Kavanaugh period. Never met him, never saw him, and the act never happened and it was a lie,” Trump said during the rally, as the Washington Examiner reports. “It was a total lie. She made up the story and was forced to admit it.”
The crowd was less than impressed that a woman can completely fabricate sexual allegations and destroyed someone’s reputation—which could have possibly derailed the confirmation process—and not face a penalty.
Also, per the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, referred a woman who had claimed to have written an anonymous letter sent to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., for allegedly false statements she made to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.
In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Grassley said that Munro-Leighton contacted the committee via email on Oct. 3 and said she was the author of the handwritten Sept. 19 letter signed by Jane Doe of Oceanside, Calif., which detailed an encounter in which Kavanaugh and a friend allegedly sexually assaulted the writer.
Should the woman walk without a conviction, this could set a dangerous precedent for future nominees.
Here’s more on the story, per the Daily Caller:
Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said investigators quickly discovered that Munro-Leighton was a “left-wing activist” who is decades older than Kavanaugh.
But after reaching Munro-Leighton on Thursday, she admitted “that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter.”
Munro-Leighton said that she “just wanted to get attention” for her “ploy.”
“In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources,” Grassley said.