ABC’s “The View” host Joy Behar questioned Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., on Monday over his vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Sasse criticized President Donald Trump for mocking Chirstine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and praised the #MeToo movement, but ultimately voted for the judge.
“You said at the hearing with Kavanaugh that you thought Dr. Ford was a victim, which I’ve heard from a lot of Republican senators,” Behar said. “You even went down and shook her hand and you seemed sympathetic to her, polite, and yet you still voted for Kavanaugh. Same thing with Susan Collins and other people who –– Flake, very sympathetic, she’s a victim, and then you all voted for him anyway. Why?”
Sasse said that although he thinks Ford was sincere, he also thinks the investigation was thorough and that “There’s a lot about her story, including the four people she placed at the event who say the event didn’t happen.”
Behar countered that the witnesses “didn’t remember” the event, and that Ford “says she remembers him, exactly him 100 percent. You know who it is who’s assaulting you. If that’s true, we’re stuck with this guy for the rest of our life.”
Host Sunny Hostin then asked, “Did you not believe her testimony?”
“I believe that she’s a victim and I believe that she’s hurting and I believe she was terribly served by the whole way this thing was played out as a circus,” Sasse said. “The media circus that the Senate decided to throw itself in the middle of, not deliberating about rights of accusers, but also rights of [the] accused. But there were real core problems with her story.”
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