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In Coffee Shops and Parks, and on Wall Street, Planes and the Subway ‘Everywhere America Is Watching’ Dr. Ford



Everywhere America is watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford today.

That’s what the Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times said today on Twitter, in response to a video taken on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

“Sound waves from NYSE trading post TVs resound in unison at higher than usual decibel levels as traders watched Christine Blasey Ford testify,” tweeted Brad Smith, a reporter from a business and tech news site that broadcasts from the floor of the NYSE. “Could decipher nearly every word of the hearing anywhere I walked, competing only with ringing phones at times.”

It’s not just Wall Street traders watching.

A New York Times Opinion columnist “admits” he couldn’t watch, and yet saw many people in a local park watching on their cell phones. “I think this is a bigger deal than the GOP ever imagined,” Paul Krugman tweets:

Another NY Times columnist detailed the status of passengers aboard his airplane:

CNN posted this photo, taken by Zette Emmons aboard a JetBlue flight, that shows every TV screen tuned to the Blasey Ford hearing.

One man responded with a photo of him aboard a different flight watching:

And another photo aboard a plane:

A WNYC reporter took this photo of a couple on a New York City subway:

The Washington Post notes that Dr. Blasey Ford’s “testimony — about an alleged sexual assault in the early 1980s by Brett M. Kavanaugh, now a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court — transfixed Americans in coffee shops, subway cars and Capitol hallways.”

The Post adds, “in Milwaukee, a small group of people — including a few nurses just off the night shift and still in scrubs — watched the hearings at Coffeetails, a coffee shop that sells liquor until 11 a.m.”

When the hearing began and Ford’s face first flashed on the screen, the reaction was immediate.

“She looks terrified,” said one man at the bar.

“Worse than deer in headlights,” replied another.

“What do you expect,” answered a woman nearby.

A few miles away from the Capitol in Washington — a city so odd that its bars treat congressional hearings like bowl games, with early openings and drink specials — Shaw’s Tavern opened at 10 a.m., an hour earlier than usual. It offered bottomless mimosas.

Yes, everywhere America is watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford today.

And the GOP is about to rue the day they chose to not believe her.

Image by Michael Li via Twitter


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Fox News Legal Analyst Blasts Trump for Bashing Christine Ford – Warns of Damage to Court’s Legitimacy



Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump for his highly partisan celebration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Monday night.

Napolitano in particular said that Trump celebrating Kavanaugh’s confirmation by calling Democrats “evil” while also claiming that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh was a “hoax.”

“I do not think the best thing that was said was ‘evil’ or ‘hoax,’” he said. “I honestly wish that the president and his people would get past that.”

Napolitano then explained why it is crucial for the Supreme Court to maintain its image as a nonpartisan institution.

“The Supreme Court does not have an army to enforce its rulings,” he said. “Its rulings depend on the intellectual legitimacy in the manner in which the rulings are given… So they really have some work to do to patch up the divisions that exist in the public mind.”

Fox host Steve Doocy then objected and said that the entire Supreme Court confirmation process was political in nature — but Napolitano again put his foot down.

“Once you put that robe on, you must be divorced from the politics that got you there and the people who got you there,” he said. “Your loyalty is to the Constitution and the laws.”

Watch the video below.

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‘Shame! Shame! Shame!’: Thousands March to Supreme Court to Demand Senate #StopKavanaugh



As Democrats realize the FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh was a sham – designed from start to finish to provide cover, but no actual new information for GOP Senators – thousands are marching to the Supreme Court to protest.

Amid chants of “Whose Court? Our Court!” “Shut it Down,” “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and, “Hey hey, ho ho, Kavanaugh’s got to go!” protestors are taking over key parts of Washington, D.C., just as they did one week ago.

Organizers include the Women’s March and The Center for Popular Democracy, among others.

MoveOn’s Ben Wikler just posted this video:

More shots from the current protests:



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College Roommate Sets Record Straight: Kavanaugh Lied Under Oath (Video)



On Wednesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh freshmen year college roommate James Roche.

Roche said that Kavanaugh lied under oath while testifying in front of the Senate Judicial committee about his drinking behavior.

He also noted that the second Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez should be listened to. Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party.

“Why are you doing an interview now?” Cooper asked.

“I have decided and then decided not to participate in this thing multiple times. There’s very little upside for me and there’s a considerable downside for me. But at the end of the day, it feels like there are not enough people who are willing and can credibly say I know this girl,” Roche said.

He added, “She didn’t lie and she wouldn’t lie. I can’t see any reason why she would. So, it felt to me like somebody had to get up and speak for her”

“As Brett’s roommate, I’m in a singular position—I saw him use words in a different way than the way he said under oath. If a person isn’t truthful about these little things, then we ought to think very seriously about whether we should tell Debby that she’s wrong or crazy.”

Watch the video below via CNN.


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