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The 3 Biggest Losers of the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Hearings

Quite a few people embarrassed themselves this week in the committee room, but these folks take the cake.

By NTK Staff | 09.07.2018 @10:00am
The 3 Biggest Losers of the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Hearings

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, just endured two full days of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee (plus another day of senators simply bloviating for hours on end).

Democrats attempted to throw everything they could at Kavanaugh, but the appellate judge kept his cool and satisfactorily answered their questions.

Still, that didn’t stop some from making fools of themselves. Without further ado, here are the three biggest losers from this week’s confirmation hearing:

3. The Protestors

Linda Sarsour Kavanaugh Hearing

The Capitol Police arrested nearly one hundred individuals this week, for disrupting the hearing by screaming at the top of their lungs in the back of the committee room. The protestors interrupted Kavanaugh, Republicans, and Democrats, seemingly showing no party preference.

The one thing they didn’t do was make a difference. Despite the coordinated effort to derail the proceedings, Kavanaugh sailed through the hearings, politely waiting while the Capitol Police escorted (or dragged, in some cases) these individuals out of the room before finishing his thought.

2. Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Lobbyists

Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) line of questioning Wednesday night was a classic example of all sizzle and no steak. Harris repeatedly badgered Kavanaugh to describe a conversation he had with a lawyer from a Trump-connected law firm. The only problem? Harris had absolutely no evidence that such a conversation ever took place. That didn’t stop her from employing pompous, lawyerly phrases like, “Be sure of your answer, sir.”

Kavanaugh repeatedly told her he didn’t know what she was talking about, but that didn’t stop Harris from leveling her “near-accusation,” as BuzzFeed News described it, at the judge. Ultimately, Harris was unable to prove that what she was implying ever actually happened.

1. Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) wins top prize this week for making a complete fool of himself. Booker threw a fit Thursday morning about documents that were deemed “committee confidential,” meaning that members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were permitted to view them but that they would not be released to the public. Booker engaged in what he called his “Spartacus” moment, saying he would release the documents even if it meant his expulsion from the Senate.

Despite Bookers’ “histrionics” and made-for-TV drama, an agreement had been reached between Republicans and Democrats hours earlier, and Booker’s temper tantrum was all for show. CNBC’s headline describing the stunt read, “Cory Booker’s ‘I am Spartacus’ document release during the Kavanaugh hearing wasn’t as defiant as it seemed.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had a little fun at Booker’s expense Friday morning, with this tweet:

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