Republicans turned Kavanaugh hearings into a circus

The Nation’s justice correspondent Elie Mystal said on MSNBC’s “The Beat With Ari Melber” on Wednesday that Republican senators turned then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearing into a “circus”.

Mystal said: “Let’s go back to 2018. Brett Kavanaugh was charged with alleged – attempted rape by Christine Blasey Ford. She testifies in front of the Senate. This testimony is compelling. This testimony is credible. The Republicans have an assistant – their word, not mine – who cross-examines her. It’s not going well. They take a break and they come back. And Lindsey Graham starts screaming. He is not right. He has no proof. He just starts crying and screaming. Smear, right? And then the rest of the Republicans started screaming, and then Brett Kavanaugh started screaming and crying and whatever. And like that, we go from a serious hearing on a serious allegation to a circus provoked by the Republicans to get their guy through. And that’s exactly what Lindsey Graham did throughout this hearing. He started shouting, and then the rest of the Republicans followed the line.

Melber said, “I think it’s helpful that you make that connection, especially after watching the audiences that it was the other side and their version of this story that came up a lot. You suggest a small fix.

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