By Robert A. Vella
After Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning, President Trump’s supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began his testimony which is still in progress. Kavanaugh’s shocking opening statement, which went on for nearly an hour, could be summarized as I’m a good guy, I like beer, and the Democrats are conspiring to ruin my life. It was shocking because his speech was extremely emotional, embarrassingly rambling, and filled with rage. I never would’ve expected a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court to lose control of himself so dramatically. It appeared to me that Kavanaugh was in serious self-denial about the situation he now finds himself in and that it is challenging his perception of self-entitlement. It also appeared to me that he might be suffering from the psychological effects of alcoholism. Regardless of the numerous sexual misconduct allegations made against him, Kavanaugh’s testimony so far makes him unsuited for such a high office in my opinion.
In contrast, Ford’s testimony was restrained, compelling, and delivered quite credibly. Reliving the trauma of the alleged incident obviously made her uneasy, but she was able to maintain her composure where Kavanaugh was not.
I’ve never seen anything even remotely like this before. Stay tuned.