Sunday Show Republicans VERY MAD At Democrats For Making Brett Kavanaugh Assault That Girl
Hello, Wonks and Welcome to Sunday Show Roundup. There was plenty to talk about, so let's dig right in.
We begin with US senator from Louisiana and
middle school name-caller John Kennedy.
Shown here demonstrating his Republican donation technique
KENNEDY: It supposedly was put together with the help of Stanford Law School. The lady in the letter says that 35 years ago, when she was a teenager, and Judge Kavanaugh was a teenager, he allegedly made sexual advances against her at a party. Now, Kavanaugh denies it. The only other person in the room denies it. Senator Feinstein has had the letter since July. For three months she's said nothing. Nothing. Zero. Nada. Zilch. She didn't say anything in the confirmation hearing. She didn't say anything in our -- in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh when the senators and the nominee met privately. And now, after it's all over, she produces the letter. I think, Chris, in my opinion, most Americans are looking at this -- most mainstream Americans -- and they're thinking that Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig. And -- and I have been embarrassed by the whole process. And, frankly, I'm -- no disrespect to Senator Feinstein or to Stanford Law School, but I'm a little bit offended. I sit on Judiciary Committee. They've had this -- this stuff for -- for three months. If they were serious about it, they -- they -- they should have told us about it.
Kennedy might have had a point if it weren't for the fact that Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, of which he is a member, were trying to rush a Supreme Court nominee without fully vetting him. During the confirmation hearings, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont said about
4% of Kavanaugh's White House records have been posted for the public to view and about 7% have been made available to the committee. That is minuscule in comparison to the 99% of Justice Elena Kagan's records that were made public from her years at the White House. So if Republican senators don't want to be "surprised," it would help if they made the full records available BEFORE the confirmation hearings.
So your statement to a woman under siege is:
'Until you stand in front of this (predominantly male) panel and tell us about the worst moments of your life so we can judge you and see if we believe you, we'll just go on and assume you're lying.' https://t.co/Jvfuri3aFn
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) September 17, 2018
Meanwhile, the GOP talking point about how conveeeeenient it is that Ms. Ford's accusation is only coming out now has already been debunked by
Washington Post reporter Emma Brown, who says Ford first came forward to her "in early July" BEFORE he had been announced as President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
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