Pama, Brett Cavanaugh, Brett Cavern discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily


In London. It's eh, Melton hair and deal with the monocle daily. You may defeat me in the final vote, but you will never get me to quit. The supreme court nominee. Brett cavern has been staunchly defending himself against accusations that he sexually assaulted Dr Christine, blazey food. When they were both teenagers at a party testimonies from both him and Doxa food were lengthy, detailed and points rambling. Lay all going on still with Brett covenant still delivering his testimony, but they will also very gripping. The reason for the hearing is whether Brett Cavanaugh is a worthy nominee as Justice of the supreme court, but it's arguably about much much more joining me now from Washington DC is Pamela Levy, whose reporter with mother Jones and a very warm, welcome to the program Pama. Let's consider first the testimony from Dr Ford. It's been described by some as a normal person talk to Ford totally normal person's thrust into an impossible situation. Action. Let's have a listen to what she actually had to say. I have been accused of acting out of partisan political motives. Those who say that do not know me. I am an independent person and I am not one's pawn. My motivation in coming forward was to be helpful and provide facts about hell. Mr. Cabanillas actions have damaged my life. There's no doubt Pama that she sounds terrified and she was in front of an incredibly intimidating group of people. Most of them white men. What was your reaction to her testimony today? I think that she performed incredibly well as you said. I mean, we're calling this woman Nate normal woman. She's clearly stay smart woman. She's a, she's a doctor, but she is an average person being put in the spotlight and she performed incredibly well. She seemed incredibly believable, and she also, you know, people have said, oh, she doesn't remember, you know, every single detail. But at the same time, it's on some level, the more candid witnessed that will own up to what they don't remember rather than fabricating it or guessing. So I think that she came off incredibly well on reports are after her testimony that it really did rattle some Republicans who did feel that she had performed very well and that she had stood up to scrutiny and and and so you know, cavenaugh that set a high bar for him when he went in. Second, how much did this actually dispel any thoughts that she addressed in that little exit? The that she was nothing, but a stooge. You know, I think that there have been people including some Republicans and including brick Cavanaugh who have sort of framed this as a democratic attack, but they were unable to prove any links between her and the Democrats in any way that would put her up as a stooge. For example, they said, oh, you know, why did you go to a democrat when you reported this? And she said, well, my my congresswoman is a democrat, that's that's who's in my district. And so they, you know, they were unable to find any. You know, reason they are questions probing this, you know about, you know, money about who recommended your lawyer about why you went to a democrat, but nothing really seemed to stick. We then move to cabinet still giving evidence. He's been going for a good couple of hours. Now it's an astonishing testimony insofar as this is a man who should be standing as the next judge in the supreme court who'll be shaping judicial parts of the United States for. Many, many years to come. But what we have had is an angry impassioned and almost invariably emotional man. Let's have a quick listen this, how he reacted to the accusations that he sexually assaulted Dr food with alongside a friend at a party when they were both. Teenagers are not questioning the doctor. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time, but I have never done this to her or to anyone that's not who I am. It is not who I was. I am innocent of this charge. We've had an awful lot of him saying how he had this spotless record when he was in high school. He was captain of sports teams. He kept meticulous records of where he was where he wasn't, and it was..

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