Afternoon round-up: Additional day of confirmation hearing
on Sep 27, 2018 at 6:08 pm
The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its hearing, which included testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Early coverage comes from Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post, another piece in the Post comes from Lori Rozsa, Steven Burkholder and David A. Farenthold, who report on the high level of attention being paid to the hearing nationwide. A live feed of coverage comes from various reporters for NBC News, while a similar feed appears in The New York Times, and further coverage from the Times comes from Simon Romero, who writes about Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor hired by Republicans to question Dr. Ford and Kavanaugh, and Peter Baker, who writes about reactions to the hearing. More coverage comes from Joan Biskupic of CNN; Greg Stohr, Laura Litvan, Arit John and Steven T. Dennis for Bloomberg; Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker of Reuters; Laurel Wamsley for NPR; Robert Mackay of The Intercept; Sabrina Siddiqui, Lauren Gambino and Oliver Laughland of The Guardian; Melissa Quinn for the Washington Examiner; and Sarah D. Wire, Jennifer Haberkorn, David Lauter and David G. Savage for The Los Angeles Times. Three stories come from Politico: one from Elana Schor and Burgess Everett on Dr. Ford’s testimony; another from Nolan D. McCaskill and Rebecca Morin, who chronicle the key moments from the hearing, and from Annie Karni, who looks at the White House’s reaction.
Early commentary comes from Mark Joseph Stern of Slate and Aaron Blake for The Washington Post, while additional commentary in the Post comes from Molly Roberts, Ruth Marcus and Kathryn Helga Lipari. Kira Lerner comments for ThinkProgress, while another piece in ThinkProgress comes from Kay Wicker. The New York Times has an op-ed from Frank Bruni and commentary from the Times’ Editorial Board. More commentary comes from Matt Ford for The New Republic; Matthew Walther of The Week; Robby Soave for Reason; Daniel Henniger of The Wall Street Journal; Megan Garber for The Atlantic, while additional pieces in The Atlantic come from Peter Beinart, David A. Graham, and Russell Berman.