The testimonies from U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford have kept people captivated far beyond the Capitol in Washington, D.C. During her testimony, Ford said she is 100 percent sure that this is not a case of mistaken identity, while Kavanaugh said he will not be withdrawing amid these allegations.
Several of Utah’s elected officials were riveted, too, and we’ve rounded up what they’ve been saying on Twitter.
In her testimony, Dr. Ford was credible, courageous and I believe she was sexually assaulted. I just don’t believe it was by Judge Kavanaugh. He was equally credible in his words today. #SCOTUS
— Sean Reyes (@SeanReyesUT) September 28, 2018
"If someone really were interested in the truth, this is what they would do. They would participate in the investigation," Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) criticizes his Democratic colleagues for requesting an FBI investigation during Kavanuagh's testimony. https://t.co/U4cYcp1SS1 pic.twitter.com/preHQoOMCq
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 27, 2018
Hatch: When was the first time that the Ranking Member or her staff asked you about these allegations?
Judge Kavanaugh: Today.
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 27, 2018
Sen. Hatch criticizes Democrats for "sitting on" allegations against Kavanaugh: "This is worse than Robert Bourke and Clarence Thomas, and I didn't think it could get any worse than that." #utpol
— Nicole Nixon (@_Nixo) September 27, 2018
My takeaway: Dr. Ford comes across as credible and believable.
— Todd Weiler (@gopTODD) September 27, 2018
There’s a lot of character self-promotion. Here’s the thing ... he can be a great jurist, a great lawyer, a wonderful family man, a deeply religious person, a tremendous friend. A super mentor. A winning coach. And still have done exactly what Dr. Ford said he did.
— RobertGehrke (@RobertGehrke) September 27, 2018
Sen. Booker introduced a letter from Mormon Women for Ethical Government into the record supporting Dr. Ford
— Thomas Burr (@thomaswburr) September 27, 2018
Hatch said it’s too early gauge Ford’s credibility but told me she is “a good witness. She’s articulate. She’s an attractive person.”
(Attractive, in context, did not sound like a reference to looks.)
But don’t forget, Hatch is among Kavanaugh’s biggest backers.
— Elana Schor (@eschor) September 27, 2018
Do we want a Judge on the Supreme Court with a temper like Kavanaugh?
— Mark A Wheatley (@RepMarkwheatley) September 27, 2018