Partisan tensions are only getting worse after a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh devolved into a partisan fistfight.
Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner argued recently that Democrats had "weaponized" crimes against women in order to smear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
He found it in Republican Sen.
Graham was responding to Stephanopoulos' playing a video clip showing Democratic Sen.
Trump also accused Democrats of using "low-ball tactics" and directed his comments at Feinstein, whom he accused her of leaking the letter from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
This campaign aims to maybe derail the nomination, to delegitimize Kavanaugh even if he wins confirmation and to deepen the nation's political divisions to Democrats' benefit.
Kavanaugh, who showed a faint smile during the chairman's rebuke, refused to directly answer the question, reiterating that he is innocent and welcomes "whatever the committee wants to do because I'm telling the truth". Anyone who isn't a complete imbecile knows that she never would have come forward with these allegations if Kavanaugh's judicial philosophy had been more congenial to her own neoliberal worldview. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and his frequent, angry outbursts "raised questions about his temperament". Instead, the letter leaked and breached Ford's anonymity. The FBI is now looking into the allegations as a background check, not a criminal investigation.
Ford, in contrast, sought to present herself as co-operative and respectful, expressing her wish that "we could collaborate in a way that could get at more information". Who are they going to talk to? Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. But other senators already in the "yes" column could change their minds. He'd be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court now, just like the Federalist posse and the Kochs and their handmaidens like Cotton always intended.
"If he runs for president, he'll be hard to beat", the South Carolina Republican said of Biden. "And in a few more days, after a few more delays, we will finally vote to put him there and say enough with the games". Leahy said after the hearing that Kavanaugh's answers were "well-rehearsed".
"I'd say I've been through hell and then some", Kavanaugh replied.
".@LindseyGrahamSC has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined".
Graham said he was sorry for what happened to Swirling and that she needed to go to the authorities. Ford said she was "100 percent" certain a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothes and clapped a hand over her mouth as she tried to yell for help.
During Thursday's hearing, Feinstein denied her office had mishandled Ford's letter, reported Fox News.
"I'm going to call for an investigation of what happened in this committee, whether he betrayed Dr. Ford's trust".
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