I was eager to watch today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where Christine Blasey Ford testified about her accusation that she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and where Kavanaugh testified to his being innocent of the accusation.
I was hoping that, by the end of today’s hearing, it might be clear what was true and what was not, and that it wouldn’t just remain a he said/she said scenario. I was also hoping that both the Democrats and the Republicans would adopt a nonpartisan stance and would create a collegial alliance in order to get to the truth.
I should have known better. Republicans were certainly not interested in getting to the truth. They refused to even consider allowing the FBI to conduct interviews with relevant witnesses. All they did was express their unwavering support for Kavanaugh and their anger that anyone, particularly the Democrats, would have the nerve to attempt to sabotage Kavanaugh’s nomination.
And, as of right now, despite the highly emotional and heated hearing today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is going to proceed with a committee vote at 9:30 in the morning ET.
So, after spending the entire day watching the hearing, do I now know what is true and what is not? No, I can’t say that I do. But what I can say is that I believe Dr. Ford and I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a lying sack of shit, very much like the man who nominated him.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge eager), Scott’s Daily Prompt (true), Daily Addictions (adopt), and Word of the Day Challenge (alliance).
Political cartoon by Jim Morin, MorinToons Syndicate.