A top Republican just stunned reporters with disgusting remark about Kavanaugh accuser


Much discussion was had over the fact that the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee felt obligated to bring in female outside help to conduct the interview of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sex assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Rachel Mitchell, the chief of Phoenix’s Special Victims Unit and sex crimes prosecutor in Maricopa County, was hired to run the interview, and as soon as the cameras clicked off and the committee broke for lunch Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) made it obvious why they felt they couldn’t responsibly handle the questioning themselves:

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Dr. Ford just spent several hours being cross-examined by a prosecutor and forced to relive one of the most horrifying experiences of her life, and this 84-year-old man somehow thinks it is appropriate to say she was attractive?

What’s next, Orrin? A rating on a 1-10 scale? A game of marry-love-kill with Kavanaugh’s sex assault accusers?

His refusal to take this seriously is an obvious indication that this is nothing but a malevolent kabuki performance designed to discredit and weaken Ford’s accusations. They never had any intention of taking her accusations seriously; they were just an obstacle to overcome en route to their heinous political agenda.


Thankfully, by all accounts, their plot is backfiring spectacularly:

Understandably, prominent media figures and Twitter users were absolutely furious at Hatch’s disgusting response. Here’s a collection of the best responses:

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Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.