Cory Booker: Senate Republicans’ Outrage on How Kavanaugh Was Treated Didn’t Match Their Sympathy for Dr. Ford
BOOKER: "I think there’s been an insult about this process of how you deal with a survivor who has credible levels of testimony, who has talked about it in 2012 to therapists, talked about it to their husband. Talked about it to multiple friends. And I think the way we’ve treated this, by not having a thorough investigation of the facts, by not calling in, in a court of law we would have called it hearsay statements outside of court that are not allowing to cross-examine these witnesses, in other words ask them questions, there were so many things that were just, to me, demeaning about this process to survivors in general. And even the way may colleagues on the other side who I have friendships there and respect, but they bring in a prosecutor to ask questions to her. They never interrupt her. They never talk over her about what her or her family is going through. They say they brought her in because they wanted to seem objective politically. That went out the window when they seem to be clamoring with extreme partisanship to express their sympathies and their outrage about how Justice Kavanaugh is being treated. But very little about a woman who came forward with incredible courage, under incredible pain, in an environment of viciousness and hate and death threats to tell her story. And so to me, again, I will talk about the Supreme Court justice. I talked about him for months. But to me this is perhaps in a culture in our country that needs to be addressed. Today was a severe disservice."