Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testimony Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee was "as big or bigger than the election of Donald Trump," according to political commentator Geraldo Rivera.
In remarks on Fox News' "The Story," Rivera said the "stunning day" — in which Kavanaugh defended himself against an allegation of sexual assault when he was a teen — was "a hinge in history."
"This was the biggest event — as big or bigger than the election of Donald Trump," Rivera declared. "This was something much more organic because it is an issue that is so divisive."
"It is one of those historic coincidences in some ways that our party politics and the stance on this most fundamental issue are the same," he added.
Rivera asserted the day's dramatic testimony from Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Fordy will be long remembered.
"I think that we will look back on this day . . . right now today and say this is where the composition of the [Supreme] Court was determined for the next generation," he said. "It was so dramatic and profoundly important . . . This is all about abortion and Roe v. Wade.
"Half the country feeling one way. The other half of the country feeling the other . . . And whether or not he will be confirmed, it was 'by any means necessary on both sides.'"
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