Joe Scarborough: Kavanaugh Nomination ‘Will Come Down to Who is Best on Television’
New allegations of past sexual misconduct of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh came to light over the weekend, further imperiling the already troubled confirmation process for the Trump appointee.
With Dr. Christine Ford set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify over the potential derailing allegations, Joe Scarborough and panel took issue with the “presumed innocent” standards of pro-Kavanaugh opinionators. Since this is not a criminal court of law, the standard is not proof of guilt or innocence, but rather a political standard of character.
Or as Scarborough summed up, “who presents best who is the most believable who nods their head at the appropriate time who doesn’t sort of have nervous flop sweat who is best on television. That’s what this has come down to it’s going to be a gut instinct who do you believe of course.”
Scarborough continued “we’re not going to be talking about a preponderance of the evidence, we’re not going to be talking about any standards that we carry in courtrooms or in civil or criminal cases.” He added “It’s going to be who is the most convincing on television and that’s, unfortunately, no way to pick a Supreme Court justice”
Amid weekend negotiations for Thursday hearing, the New Yorker dropped a new bombshell report that Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation that dates back to the 1983-84 school year when Kavanaugh was a student at Yale. Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer Michael Avenatti also weighed into the controversy surrounding the accusation made against Kavanaugh by claiming he represents a woman with “credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.”
Watch the clip above courtesy of MSNBC.
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