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Gillibrand Blasts 2020 Rivals for Kavanaugh Hearing

Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar all served on the Senate Judiciary Committee during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing.

By NTK Staff | 03.27.2019 @10:24am

Without naming any names, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) took a shot at some of her 2020 Democratic presidential primary opponents for the way the way in which they handled Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing during an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday.

Camerota asked Gillibrand what she thought about former Vice President Joe Biden’s explanation for his conduct during the Anita Hill hearing in 1991.

“When Anita Hill came to testify, she faced a committee that didn’t fully understand what the hell it was all about,” Biden said during an event on Tuesday. “To this day, I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved.”

“Well, we know that the Anita Hill hearings were deeply flawed. There were lots of allegations at the time, there were a lot of corroborating witnesses that weren’t even interviewed,” Gillibrand said.

Gillibrand then shifted off the Anita Hill hearings to discuss the recent Kavanaugh confirmation hearing.

“When we had the most recent Kavanaugh hearings we were so focused on all these corroborating witnesses that the committee would not allow to testify. So, they made the same mistakes again, not allowing truth to be told, not allowing full transparency,” Gillibrand said.

Gillibrand’s comments about the Kavanaugh hearing could be directed at her 2020 Democrtic primary opponents, who served on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh hearing. They include Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar.

Despite Gillibrand’s claims, there were no corroborating witnesses for Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Kavanaugh.

Camerota went on to press Gillibrand on allegations of sexual misconduct from her own Senate office, which Gillibrand deflected, instead discussing her work in the Senate to combat sexual assault.

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