Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., struck back at an appearance of gender bias on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has no female Republican representation, amid the allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
"We're looking for the truth here," Sen. McConnell told a woman reporter who questioned the gender makeup of Republicans on the committee. "I don't think because you happen to be a male you are disqualified from listening to the evidence and making a decision based upon the evidence."
McConnell did reiterate the Senate Republicans hired a female professional to conduct the interview with Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's accuser, in a "respectful and professional way."
"We want this hearing to be handled very professionally, not a political sideshow like you saw put on by the Democrats when they were questioning Judge Kavanaugh," McConnell told reporters Tuesday.
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