This is just despicable.
SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh followed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s
But his “answers” — if you can call them that were even worse. He remained evasive down to every single detail:
- He said sexual boasts were just “showing affection” even though the woman they were about called them “disgusting.”
- He wouldn’t cop to being the “Bart O’Kavanaugh” his friend wrote about getting drunk with in his memoir.
- He claimed the “devil’s triangle” did not refer to a threesome but to a drinking game no one has ever heard of.
- He said he loved to drink beer but denied ever having gotten drunk.
- He claimed brags in his yearbook about “ralphing” were in relation to his famous weak stomach, not puking because of alcohol.
At one point he actually answered Amy Klobuchar‘s question of whether he’s ever been blackout drunk with:
“I don’t know. Have you?”
If you’ve ever tried to get a straight answer out of a guilty child, you’ve seen this before.
Let’s just say the Twitter response was very different for Judge Kavanaugh:
When you're just a normal even-tempered guy who should definitely have one of the most powerful jobs in the country pic.twitter.com/WnNeHsBDkx
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) September 27, 2018
Kavanaugh off to a bad start. pic.twitter.com/oKMjXfxHo3
— Ally Hord (@hordie) September 27, 2018
This is a masterclass in what is acceptable behavior for men (yelling, tears, being indignant) and not ever acceptable for women
— Julie Buxbaum (@juliebux) September 27, 2018
Not sure we should have someone so emotional on the Supreme Court. #KavanaughHearings
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) September 27, 2018
every woman in this pic tho pic.twitter.com/6Y2SvY4YlU
— Gustavo Luis (@verygooster) September 27, 2018
Science-based tips on detecting a liar:
1. Offering unnecessary/too much information
2. Repeating the same phrases over & over
3. Staring without blinking
4. Aggressive breathing pattern
But it fits the GOP's MO to reject science-based anything so 🤷#KavanaughHearings
— Jennifer Chase (@MrsRob0to) September 27, 2018
Whenever they ask him abt his drunk behavior he cites an accomplishment. Clearly unfamiliar w the term "functioning alcoholic." #KavanaughHearings
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) September 27, 2018
— Alexandria Ganger (@a_ganger25) September 27, 2018
Asked if he ever drank to the point of blacking out, Brett Kavanaugh responded to Sen. Amy Klobuchar: "I don't know. Have you?"
— ABC News (@ABC) September 27, 2018
This is critical exchange. Kavanaugh is clearly lying about Renate. It is obvious to anyone who has ever been in high school or college that this was sexual shaming, calling her easy. He's lying. Lying when everyone knows it. pic.twitter.com/l6N3h7jZO0
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 27, 2018
Asked whether a character in Mark Judge's book was based on Brett Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh says, "You'd have to ask him."
— ABC News (@ABC) September 27, 2018
BUT DO YOU LIKE BEER AND WHAT DOES THE FBI DO!?!?!
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) September 27, 2018
To sum up Kavanaugh today, he insinuated a female Senator was drunk, yelled at her, argued, yelled at and spoke over other female/male Senators, lied, yelled, HE LIKES BEER, cried over Calendars, blamed democrats, blamed the Clintons & was unhinged. End. #KavanaughHearings
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 27, 2018
I started this Kavanaugh hearing with an open mind, but my take-away thus far is that this angry, partisan, self-entitled man-baby is so unaccustomed to being challenged that he cannot respond rationally or reasonably. The though of him on the SCOTUS bench is horrifying.
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) September 27, 2018
As someone who hasn’t followed the Kavanaugh hearing closely, I’m struck by how partisan he sounds. That surprises me. Call me naive , but I always thought judges were at least supposed to pretend to be independent, non-partisan, umpires, “judicious”, etc.
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) September 27, 2018
#Kavanaugh A man who wants to be seated as a SUPREME COURT justice should be the FIRST to call for all Accusers and Witnesses to testify. It shouldn’t matter to him that he is the accused. Justice is supposed to be blind.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 27, 2018
Smug white boy Kavanaugh only has threats at his disposal.
“What goes around comes around” he threatens.
I think it’s more like “We can do better.”
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) September 27, 2018
A conservative is going to be the next Supreme Court justice no matter what. This isn’t about trying to stop that. This is about the character of the people who get to sit on that court and decide the laws of our land and its people. And this guy ain’t the person for it. Next!! pic.twitter.com/s5PpRma2Yb
— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) September 27, 2018
Ask yourself who has more motivation for lying: the professor who's had her whole life turned upside down, or the judge who stands to land a lifetime job at a quarter-mill a year, plus bennies the ordinary Joe can only dream about?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 27, 2018
But the reactions weren’t just to Kavanaugh.
No, that’s because some of the Republican senators who were too scared to ask questions after Ford’s testimony were all too eager to get on a soapbox and testify themselves during Kavanaugh’s questioning.
Especially Lindsey Graham, who WENT OFF in defense of Kavanaugh, whom he called a “victim” — and insinuated to Democrats that if this nominee doesn’t get confirmed, he’ll find accusations against all of their nominees.
Oh my god. This is every woman’s nightmare. This is a terrifying image. https://t.co/mIgEN2ALhj
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) September 27, 2018
Can I play Lindsay Graham in the movie? I’m very good at shouting random nonsense.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 27, 2018
So they hired a female sex crimes prosecutor to talk to the lady, but once she’s gone they just bro down w Brett? WTF?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 27, 2018
Why isn't the sex crimes prosecutor questioning Brett Kavanaugh?
He's the one accused of sex crimes.
— Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani (@AdrienneMahsa) September 27, 2018
This hearing is giving me handmaids tale vibes #dismayed
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) September 27, 2018
We’ll end with the President of the United States… and also Captain America:
Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2018
You know what’s insane? If a recording came out today of Kavanaugh, not from high school, or even college, but from just a few years ago, where he said he could ‘grab women by the pussy’, he would be DONE.
Why is the president of the United States held to a different standard?
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 27, 2018
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