On Thursday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh faced off with Senate Judiciary Democrats while giving testimony regarding sexual assault allegations that have been made against him in the past few weeks. In one of those heated exchanges, he had an intense back and forth with Senator Amy Klobuchar.
On CBS This Morning, Sen. Klobuchar commented on the exchange. She went so far as to say if she had behaved the way Kavanaugh had behaved, she would have been thrown out of his courtroom.
‘Well, I was thinking that if I was in his courtroom and acted like that, he would have thrown me out.’
The exchange occurred after Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh if he had ever drank to a point of blacking out. Kavanaugh smugly responded, “Have you?” Klobuchar did acknowledge he apologized during her interview Friday morning.
‘And I appreciated that he apologized, but at the same time, he didn’t really answer the question. And what I was trying to get at was that you have this incredibly convincing testimony in the morning from Dr. Ford.’
Klobuchar has a personal history with alcoholism as her father was an alcoholic who still attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to this day.
Throughout the hearing, Kavanaugh was regularly combative, defensive, self-pitying, and angry when questioned by Democrats.
Klobuchar’s remarks make a strong point, however. Yes, she would have been thrown out of Kavanaugh’s courtroom had the tables been turned. Furthermore, she would have been deemed a hysterical, emotional woman – something that women are accused of when they refuse to toe the patriarchal line.
Many Republicans have expressed they were pleased with Kavanaugh’s testimony; however, those same Republicans would be criticizing any woman who acted anywhere near as angry or belligerent as Kavanaugh had. Here’s what Trump had to say regarding Kavanaugh’s testimony.
‘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!’
Kavanaugh won’t easily win the seat on the Supreme Court. During Friday’s Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Senator Jeff Flake said that although he would vote to recommend Kavanaugh to the Senate floor, he would not confirm him in that vote unless there was an FBI investigation – something many Democrats have called for. Republicans have pushed back on this request.
With the announcement that several senators, who are crucial votes, support Flake’s proposal, Republicans are currently lacking in support to confirm Kavanaugh although they are moving along with procedural and parliamentary measures.
In response to this, President Donald Trump ordered an FBI investigation to be conducted to investigate the allegations of sexual assault that have been made from multiple women. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released this statement from Trump:
‘I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.’
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