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Stephanie Ruhle: ‘Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Care If You Say He’s a Hypocrite, He’s a Jerk’

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP on Thursday over how they’ve reacted to the ongoing firestorm surrounding Brett Kavanaugh‘s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Ruhle held a panel Ben White and Christine Quinn in order to discuss Christine Ford‘s reluctance to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee unless the FBI conducts an investigation of her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago. Since Ford is coming up against a deadline to confirm whether she will testify on Monday, Ruhle took her side by saying her an investigation request is not unreasonable, and it will move the needle about the veracity of her allegation.

“Why on Earth would she give Republicans any inkling if she wants to do this until 10:00 A.M. tomorrow? The moment she does, the full-blown media blitz character assassination is going to go into high gear. It makes absolute strategy sense to sit on it, and also, she hasn’t demanded an FBI investigation, she’s asked for one. Every single thing that she’s asked for is to give more information so on Monday, it won’t be strictly a he said/she said.”

Ruhle continued to say that Ford’s request shouldn’t be characterized as an “ultimatum,” and that Kavanaugh should welcome next week’s hearing since it will give him a chance to dispel the cloud hanging over his head. Eventually, she went after McConnell and President Trump by accusing them both of hypocrisy so they can have their way with the Supreme Court.

“Hypocrisy is a word. Sticks and stones. Mitch McConnell doesn’t care if you say he’s a hypocrite, he’s a jerk. He wants to get two Supreme Court justices in those seats because President Trump’s true base – I don’t mean the people who just go to his rallies, I mean Christian conservatives who say I don’t care what he does morally – those judges matter to me. How important is this politically? The president has been on message and very restrained, and he very rarely does that because he knows this is his money pot.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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