Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., was apparently in no mood to take the high road Friday after celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was convicted by a federal jury of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.
"Michael Avenatti is a D-list attorney but a Grade-A scumbag," Sasse began.
"Two families: the Ford family and the Kavanaugh family, both of them homes with children, have been the recipients of constant death threats, and for what?
Referencing Avenatti's representation of subsequent accuser Julie Swetnick -- who had claimed Kavanaugh was "present" during alleged "gang" rapes at high school parties -- Sasse said on the Senate floor that the American "body politic" will not improve "by giving more oxygen to the one-man clown show that is Michael Avenatti."
The statement from Sasse's office concluded by noting that Avenatti "faces up to 42 years in prison for his genius legal theories."