In his opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denounced the sexual-assault and misconduct allegations against him as part of a left-wing conspiracy orchestrated “on behalf of the Clintons.”
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton offered her response: a deep belly laugh.
“I mean, really,” the former secretary of state told the Atlantic editor in chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, at The Atlantic Festival. “It deserves a lot of laughter.”
Clinton criticized Kavanaugh’s appearance before the committee as a “very defensive and unconvincing presentation.” After Christine Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh “groped me and tried to take off my clothes” at a high-school party in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh, in his rebuttal, denounced the confirmation process as a “national disgrace.”
“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups,” Kavanaugh told lawmakers last week. “This is a circus.”