The morning session of Thursday’s Senate hearing had Republicans on edge, as Christine Blasey Ford had apparently won over some doubters with her emotional opening statement.
However, after Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified, even President Donald Trump was impressed. Demanding a Senate vote for his confirmation, Trump tweeted that Kavanaugh was the man for the job.
“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!” Trump tweeted on Thursday.
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
The one term we heard thrown around a lot in the media coverage while Ford was testifying was how “believable” she was.
While her initial statement did come off well, much of her testimony seemed to be some type of schtick that had been worked out with her attorneys.
For an educated woman, Ford appeared oddly scatterbrained at times, overplaying the frailty angle they clearly wanted everyone to believe.
They hoped to have her appear as a delicate, naive girl that had been assaulted by a privileged white boy that had had a silver spoon in his mouth his entire life.
Kavanaugh, on the other hand, was clearly angry that his name was being dragged through the mud.
However convincing people thought Ford’s testimony was, Kavanaugh’s denial far exceeded that.
While Judge Kavanaugh defended himself forcefully, he avoided attacking Ford personally.
Instead, he called out Democrats for using her as a weapon in an “orchestrated political hit.”
At this point, most believe something may indeed have happened to Ford in her past, but they also believe she is mistaken in whom she thought carried out the alleged attack.
Prior to the testimony, several Republican senators, included Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, were reportedly on the fence about voting for Kavanaugh.
After Kavanaugh’s testimony, word started to leak out those Republicans were a firm “Yea” come Friday morning.
Democrats, of course, were furious, but President Trump nailed this one.
Kavanaugh’s defense was brilliant and anyone with common sense believes this man is innocent of the allegations brought against him.