After watching Judge Brett Kavanaugh testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said she's even more certain that he "doesn't belong anywhere near the Supreme Court."
On Facebook, Warren said she believes Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who says that when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. Her testimony was "brave, compelling, and credible," while Kavanaugh, who sparred with several Democratic senators, gave an "unhinged, dishonest performance in the hearing."
Kavanaugh "whined, ranted, raved, and spun conspiracy theories about 'revenge on behalf of the Clintons,'" Warren said. "This guy showed his true stripes as a partisan political animal. He doesn't have the temperament, the character, or the judgment to serve on the Supreme Court." Should he be promoted to the highest court in the land, it would "make a mockery of the rule of law," she added. "After his display at the hearing, how can anyone trust him to be even-keeled and impartial? Anyone who's capable of this display is unfit to serve as a Supreme Court justice."
Warren is also not impressed by her Republican colleagues, calling their behavior "appalling." Ford was "brave enough to share her story, but the all-male Republican panel was too chicken to question her directly," she said. "Apparently, they didn't trust themselves to not look like jerks." Catherine Garcia