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CNN Guest Blasts Kavanaugh Defender For Thinking He’s Innocent Simply Because She Knows His ‘Integrity’

Brett Kavanaugh is currently in the throes of the confirmation process to become the next Supreme Court Justice, filling the seat that’s being vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy.

However, what had seemed like a likely bet was thrown into uncertainty when PhD Research Psychologist Christine Blasey Ford accused the nominee of attempted rape at a party when they were both in high school in the 80s.

As we await a deal between the Senate Judiciary Committee and Blasey Ford’s lawyers for her to testify, the situation has, in the meantime, been thrust into the realm of national media and the court of public opinion. It’s provided fodder for talking heads for days.

But when political strategist Margaret Hoover defended Brett Kavanaugh on CNN, USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers quickly dug in…

Margaret Hoover said…

“I just want to raise one other point about Brett Kavanaugh. A man I happen to know personally. I met him, I’ve worked at the Bush White House, I know that he has high integrity.”

To which Kirsten Powers responded…

“You just basically said you know him and he didn’t do it. That’s irrelevant and you know it is irrelevant.”

Hoover didn’t back down, replying…

“I would say I know him to be a person of high integrity and character.”

But neither did Powers…

“What does that have to do anything?” Powers shot back. “Because you know him, that means he didn’t do this?”

People were mortified by the interview…

Some were surprised to see Hoover acting this way.

But for the most part, there was a lot of love for Kirsten Powers…

Women should be heard. Period.

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Written by Dana Levinson

Dana Aliya Levinson is an actress, writer, and trans activist. She graduated with honors from the New School where she wrote extensively about political and ethnic identity in the middle-east. She was a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, and has written about politics and trans issues for The Huffington Post, Women's Health, Nylon, and The Notice Blog.