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This confirmation process has become a national disgrace.>> Brett Kavanaugh's contentious and aggressive testimony before a packed Senate Judiciary Committee was the pivotal moment in his confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. As he angrily defended himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. It was an extraordinary moment, such angry, personal testimony, where he attacked the Democrats for bringing these allegations to light.
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>> Since my nomination in July, there's been a frenzy on the left to come up with something, anything, to block my confirmation.>> This testimony came just hours after Christine Blasey Ford, one of the accusers, had given her own very emotional and compelling testimony about her allegations against Kavanaugh back from when they were in high school.
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>> With what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?>> 100%.>> 100%, what is the strongest memory you have?>> The uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense.>> And at that moment, it really seemed like Kavanaugh's nomination was teetering on the edge.
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But it actually seemed to galvanize the Republicans, because his kind of Trump-like testimony helped to almost bring them together.>> This whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit.>> And it was like nothing I'd ever seen covering quite a whole lot of Supreme Court confirmation hearings over the years, usually quite dry debates about the law.
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But this one was being carried live on TV networks all across the US. And people were hanging on every word, which is very unusual for a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In the aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation process, it's clear that this type of contentiousness among Supreme Court nominees is not going away.
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And it could even get worse, because two of the current justices are now over 80, both of them are liberals. And if Trump gets to pick a replacement for one of them, or even both, in the next two years, or the next six years if he wins a second term, that will be Armageddon.