Brian Williams Knocks GOPers Downplaying Kavanaugh Allegation: ‘1965 Called, Wants Their Quotes Back’


On Thursday night, MSNBC anchor Brian Williams took a shot at Republican lawmakers for remarks they have made in recent days on the sexual assault allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Williams read several statements made by GOP senators to his panel on the allegation made by Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford:

“I’ll listen to the lady, but we’re going to bring this to a close.” -Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

“I mean I can’t imagine the horror of being accused of something like this.” – Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

“I think this woman, whoever she is, is mixed up.” -Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

“We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races.” -Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)

“Someone in our newsroom tonight said ‘1965 called, wants their quotes back,'” Williams reacted.

“Exactly,” Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson agreed. “You know, every quote is up there on that screen except for ‘Boys will be boys,’ which is the despicable attitude that sort of underlies some of those comments.”

Robinson added that when you “attempt to rape someone” at the age of 17, “that should have consequences.”

“17 year olds are arrested and charged and tried as adults in this country every day,” Robinson continued. “And this sort of underlying notion that, ‘Well, he was just a kid,’ that’s just vile.”

“You hold up a grocery store at that age, you’re doing time for it,” the 11th Hour host concluded.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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