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UPDATE: This hearing so so fucking hard to watch. But it’s a disaster for the GOP. Ford is utterly convincing and so, so brave.
By David Futrelle
We’re just hours away from what promises to be one of the most surreal and infuriating Senate hearings ever. News keeps breaking. I’m yelling at my television.
So I’m opening up a thread for everyone who wants to talk about this, to vent, to share breaking news and personal stories. No trolls. (If anyone starts posting trolly or other otherwise problematic shit, email and I will ban them.)
Here are some relevant tweets I’ve run across today:
There are three women willing to testify under oath about credible allegations. The GOP continues to refuse to call for an FBI investigation. It is time for Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to be immediately withdrawn. Enough is enough.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 26, 2018
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 26, 2018
Here's the most explosive allegation from Avenatti's client, Julie Swetnick pic.twitter.com/6xoOkvu2eq
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 26, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2018
"Gaslighting" is, I concede, overdeployed but it's hard to come up with a better word for this: the weaving back and worth between petulance and fake magniminity, the exhausting self-contradictions, the totally fabricated alternate reality presented with violent certainty.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 26, 2018
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) September 26, 2018
Senior Senate Dem aide tells me there's a concern the GOP is "now releasing anonymous allegations in an effort to make all allegations look frivolous. We’re focusing on the ones that have names attached." https://t.co/gdzmYJLdMM
— Elana Schor (@eschor) September 26, 2018
This is clearly what they’re doing. The person who made the Rhode Island allegation has also called for the military to overthrow Trump on Twitter, which the Senate Republicans chose to describe in great detail during their call with Kavanaugh, knowing it would become public. https://t.co/PVtAqGoDiO
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 27, 2018
US Rep. Kevin Cramer on Kavanaugh allegations: “Even if it’s all true … does it disqualify him from the Supreme Court?” https://t.co/R8HjCctZ5N
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 25, 2018
Brock Turners grow up to be Brett Kavanaughs who make the rules for Brock Turners.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) September 27, 2018
WATCH: While discussing the Kavanaugh allegations, a woman in Montana argues that an 18-year-old male groping a woman "is not a big deal." pic.twitter.com/rKTiRmTC93
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 27, 2018
“Kavanaugh is the perfect Trumpian candidate. Trumpism is about taking the cool kids, the rich white kids who have always got what they wanted, and making sure that they get even more.” @MollyJongFast got this very right https://t.co/diNdUOaWSc
— francesca fiorentini (@franifio) September 27, 2018
On the possibility that men fear women now: https://t.co/LOfLE5cC9G
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) September 26, 2018
I will probably be updating this post with new stuff as events develop.