Judge Brett Kavanaugh began his testimony with an emotional statement in his own defense, angrily proclaiming his innocence and tearing into legislators and media who have turned his Supreme Court confirmation process into a kangaroo court.
But leftists and mainstream media icons did not approve of Kavanaugh expressing emotion in response to weeks of sensationalized coverage and multiple, unsubstantiated claims of sexual assault. As Kavanaugh mounted an emotional defense, they took to social media to mock him, and suggest his lack of decorum made him unfit for the Supreme Court, regardless of his high school behavior.
Someday I would like to be as outraged in public as a guilty, white, privileged prep school man.— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) September 27, 2018
Like this is clearly not a very thoughtful, considerate thinker over here— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) September 27, 2018
No matter what Kavanaugh did or didn’t do, he now should definitely not be on the Supreme Court — not after showing his hatred of “the left” and people who want revenge for “the Clintons.”— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) September 27, 2018
Right now the one destroying his carefully crafted persona is Kavanaugh— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 27, 2018
After Kavanaugh’s opening statement, I hope most of us can agree that even if he didn’t assault Ford, he has just shown us that he lacks the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court.— Will Saletan (@saletan) September 27, 2018
Can you imagine a woman raging and blubbering in an interview and still be considered for any job on earth?— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) September 27, 2018
Really coming off like an objective, non-partisan judge.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 27, 2018
Somehow, it eluded them that when one is the victim of a national, weeks-long smear campaign, one might get a tad emotional when taking on his or her bullies, face to face.