Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, his wife, a Maryland town manager, will appear Monday night on Fox News. The couple taped an interview with the right wing news outlet whose former co-president now serves as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.
“I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone,” Judge Kavanaugh says in this clip, as he names his accuser.
“The truth is, I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.” —Brett Kavanaugh
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process,” Judge Kavanaugh continues, in what appears to be a scripted and staged interview. As he says “us” he pauses to look at his wife.
“We’re looking for a fair process, where I can be heard and defend my lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women, starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old,” Kavanaugh continues. Ashley Kavanaugh can be seen shaking her head in agreement but then stops when he starts talking about promoting dignity and equality for women.
Kavanaugh tonight will try to defend his candidacy as a Supreme Court nominee after at least two women have gone on the record to accuse him of sexual assault. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he has another client who alleges Kavanaugh participated in attempts to use alcohol and drugs to place women in situations where they were then gang raped.
Watch this clip, and pay special attention to Ashley Kavanaugh:
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process.” —Brett Kavanaugh
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
Many took to Twitter to express their thoughts:
Kavanaugh just wrote to Grassley today that “a federal judge must be independent” and not swayed by politics—but now he’s going on highly partisan Fox News, until recently run by top Trump official Bill Shine, who allegedly covered up sexual harassment while there? Seriously? https://t.co/KaEHhlQ8xP
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) September 24, 2018
I suspect this appearance by Kavanaugh and his wife tonight on Fox News is an effort to round up unsure Republicans for a vote and avoid hearings Thursday. This all has a feel of a giant bluff all along. If Dr Ford testifies he will likely be toast.
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) September 24, 2018
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly 📢 (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 24, 2018
If you are trying to win over public opinion, you wouldn't go on @FoxNews.
But if you only care about the base and pressure on a few wobbly Republican Senators, you go on @FoxNews. If you're a diehard partisan, you give Fox News the exclusive.
Guess which is Kavanaugh's strategy. https://t.co/unlzE2Lrvc
— Jed Shugerman (@jedshug) September 24, 2018
One point about the Kavanaugh Fox News interview: whenever a man goes on TV with his wife to refute an allegation of sexual misconduct, it usually ends with that person resigning or being denied the office they are seeking
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) September 24, 2018
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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.
Fox's Andrew Napolitano suggests that Trump calling Dr. Ford's testimony a "hoax" and Democrats "evil" for opposing Kavanaugh may have damaged the "intellectual legitimacy" of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/eIQ4v4P25B
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 9, 2018
‘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.
MoveOn’s Ben Wikler just posted this video:
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) October 4, 2018
More shots from the current protests:
This young woman that has joined protestors outside of the Supreme Court today to stop the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh has more courage than some of our elected officials. #FBIReport #StopKanavaugh #ShamInvestigation pic.twitter.com/pbMbKLKoXh
— Simar (@sahluwal) October 4, 2018
— TheNationReport (@TheNationReport) October 4, 2018
— ACLU (@ACLU) October 4, 2018
Say it loud and say it clear 🗣
— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) October 4, 2018
The crowd is big and the mood is fierce: Marching on the Supreme Court to #StopKavanaugh with @womensmarch @ACLU @CWAUnion @MomsRising @Greenpeace @TransEquality @WorkingFamilies + many more pic.twitter.com/NQ8I0xkrbJ
— L.A. Kauffman (@LAKauffman) October 4, 2018
The rally to #StopKavanaugh is ramping up.
— People Power (@peoplepower) October 4, 2018
— Joe Madison (@MadisonSiriusXM) October 4, 2018
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
We still believe Anita Hill.
We believe survivors.
— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) October 4, 2018
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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