On Thursday, The Hill reported that Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, strongly defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying the Democrat-led smear campaign against him is worse than those waged against Robert Bork and Justice Clarence Thomas.
“I hate to say this but this is worse than Robert Bork and I didn’t think it could get any worse than that,” he said. “This is worse than Clarence Thomas. I didn’t think it could get any worse than that.”
“If Judge Kavanaugh committed sexual assault, he should not serve on the Supreme Court, I think we’d all agree with that,” he said, but noted the entire process, which has included outrageous unsubstantiated claims “has brought out the worst in our politics.”
“It certainly has brought us no closer to the truth,” he added.
Hatch also addressed other allegations leveled at Kavanaugh, including one brought forward by Michael Avenatti, the attorney dubbed “creepy porn lawyer” for his association with Stormy Daniels.
“Anonymous letters with no name and no return address are now being treated as national news,” Hatch said. “Porn star lawyers with facially implausible claims are driving the news cycle.”
“I hate to say this but this is worse than Robert Bork and I didn’t think it could get any worse than that,” he added. “This is worse than Clarence Thomas. I didn’t think it could get any worse than that.”
And, he said, the entire sordid affair has become a “national disgrace.”
Hatch, by the way, is one of at least three GOP Judiciary Committee members who was doxxed on Thursday.
The committee is reportedly set to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday morning and the expectation is that all of the Republicans on the committee will vote to send his nomination to the Senate floor, where it is believed he will ultimately be confirmed — despite 11th-hour calls by the American Bar Association to halt his nomination.
Here’s video of Hatch’s statement, courtesy of The Liberty Daily:
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