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A Brief Look at Where Things Stand Ahead Of the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearings

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | September 27, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | September 27, 2018 |


With the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing set to take place shortly, and the news cycle set to churn over again making anything I write here useless and outdated in about 90 minutes, let’s just briefly hit the political bullet points this morning, which will allow all of us more time to dread the inevitable:

— If you haven’t watched Trump’s press conference from last night yet, don’t. It was pointless. He rambled and raved, he could not string a coherent thought together, and he made so many staggeringly idiotic statements that it, in effect, rendered the entire thing useless.

Here’s a timeline of the press conference, in which he also called a reporter from Kurdistan, “Mr. Kurd,” and threw George Washington under the bus.

You can sum up the tenor of whole press conference up in this single clip:

Or, longer:

You can sum up the reaction to the press conference with this single GIF of Jared Kushner:

The takeaway w/r/t to Kavanaugh hearing:

Here’s the right-wing perspective on the Kavanaugh hearings:

An additional allegation, this one from 1998, also surfaced last night, but the Senate Judiciary Committee is basically going to ignore it:

Late last night, just to muddy the waters, two men (2!) claimed that they — and not Brett Kavanaugh — assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.

You know who could clear that confusion up, right?

I think that pretty much covers it. Despite multiple allegations from other women, everything seems to be riding on Christine Blasey’s testimony this morning. Her opening statement is a powerful one, but she will not be judged by Republicans on the substance of her words, but the way in which she delivers them.

Good luck, Dr. Blasey. No matter what happens this morning, we believe you.

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