Democrats' anti female move against prosecutor that will question witnesses at hearing
Republicans announced Tuesday they have hired a female lawyer to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, during Thursday’s major hearing — a move that Ms. Blasey Ford objects to.Democrats and the political operatives who have been working with Ford hoped to play on Democrat voters hostility to white male Senators in hopes that their questions would give Democrats a chance to accused them of beating up on a fragile woman. By using a prosecutor who specializes in sexual assault cases they lose that political cudgel they hoped to use. It is just another bad faith argument by Democrats.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it’s “not uncommon” for senators to rely on professional staffers to lead questioning at hearings, and pointed to the Watergate investigation as precedent.
Mr. McConnell also said the chamber will quickly move to vote after the hearing is over.
“I’m confident we’re going to win, confident he will be confirmed in the very near future,” Mr. McConnell said.
He and fellow Republicans said they’ve crafted a “fair” process for both Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Blasey Ford, who says she was sexually assaulted during a high school party in the early 1980s, and has fingered Judge Kavanaugh as the culprit.