Here we go. This is the day that the Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats will question Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about her allegations that he tried to rape her when they were in high school. Committee Republicans are outsourcing their work to an Arizona prosecutor. What could go wrong in this scenario? Whatever that may be, follow along with us! We've got it live streaming after the jump.
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Just heard that the American Bar Association has called for a suspension and full investigation.
However, he’s not so good at dealing with the Democrats questioning him. Canned talking points not directly answering the questions. He drags out his answers trying to run out the 5 minute clock.
The Republicans strategy of bringing in Rachael Mitchell was completely ineffective if their intent was to discredit Ford. Mitchell pretty much admitted as much in the end by criticizing the format of the committee.
You know it’s a fail for the Republicans because the Fox News talking heads are clearly concerned she’s still credible. I’d argue her credibility has soared.
Now I’m watching Lindsey Graham wetting his pants in outrage the Democrats have sabotaged their ‘ramming through’ their anti-abortion pick. Like the Republicans holding Garland’s nomination? That sort of outrage hypocrite?
Let’s see what Kavanaugh has to say.
Mitchell, thus far, has been completely ineffective. It’s not over yet but a lot of weight is falling on Kavanaugh’s shoulders.
That said, does any of this matter? Can Susan ‘Almost There’ Collins be convinced to vote against Kavanaugh short of him admitting he raped a bunch of woman in his youth and enjoyed the heck out it?