By Eugene Robinson | The Washington Post PUBLISHED: September 28, 2018 at 7:42 am | UPDATED: September 28, 2018 at 7:47 am WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was over as soon as Christine Blasey Ford began to read her opening statement. Of course she was credible. She’s a Ph.D. psychologist in the midst of a distinguished career, for heaven’s sake. Her voice was both strong and vulnerable as she recounted the details of the sexual assault she says she suffered at the clumsy, drunken hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She didn’t sound like a partisan Democrat. She sounded like a determined survivor. She also sounded like an expert witness. At one point, the Republicans’ hired-gun interrogator, Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, was asking questions that seemed designed to suggest that perhaps other events in her life were responsible for symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic … [Read more...] about Robinson: How low can Republican senators go?
close Video Sen. Hatch: Kavanaugh treated worse than Bork and Thomas Republican Senator Orrin Hatch from Utah compares Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's treatment to that of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, calls it 'a national disgrace.' Personal information of Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch were posted by an unknown person located in the House of Representatives on Thursday during the hearing of Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The information, which supposedly included home addresses and phone numbers, was posted - or doxxed - on the senators’ respective Wikipedia pages, where users are allowed to update the information at any time. The information has since been removed. All three targeted senators were members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who questioned both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh regarding Ford’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her over 36 years ago. The leaking of information … [Read more...] about Republican senators doxxed on Wikipedia by someone from House of Representatives after Kavanaugh hearing
Joe Scarborough says Republicans are blocking an FBI probe into Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge because they're afraid of what they will find Jon Levine, provided by Published 6:36 am PDT, Friday, September 28, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 ‘Morning Joe’ Hits GOP After Kavanaugh Hearings: ‘Republicans Treat Americans Stupid’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery “Morning Joe” lashed out at Republican senators on Friday over their refusal to launch an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, saying their decision was motivated by their fear of having Kavanaugh’s old friend Mark Judge speak to the organization. “They don’t want the FBI to talk to Mark Judge. The whole world knows that and Republicans treat Americans stupid when they pretend it’s anything else other than that,” said show co-host Joe Scarborough on Friday. … [Read more...] about ‘Morning Joe’ Hits GOP After Kavanaugh Hearings: ‘Republicans Treat Americans Stupid’
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Friday said he would vote to support President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. Win McNamee/Pool via REUTERS “I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” Flake, who has been critical of Trump and is set to retire after his current term, said in a statement. Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by David Alexander … [Read more...] about Republican Senator Flake to back Trump court pick
Opinion When Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, he reportedly told an aide that the Democratic Party had “lost the South for a generation.” On September 27, in a daylong, nationally televised hearing on whether accused sexual abuser Brett Kavanaugh should be put on the Supreme Court of the United States, the Republicans lost the women. But a generation will look like a short sentence and a region like the South a small setback in comparison to 52 percent of the voters in every congressional district who watched in horror and are now prepared to turn the Republicans out of office over it. At the insistence of the Republican leadership, there was no FBI investigation. Professor Christine Blasey Ford agreed to testify and answer questions. Once she started to talk it was clear she didn't need that lie detector—we know truth when we see it. Kavanaugh then sealed his own doom. His carefully-cultivated veneer of geniality was gone, replaced by a snarling, … [Read more...] about Republicans Just Lost Women For Good