Fox News host Chris Wallace said Thursday that the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers, is a “disaster for the Republicans.”
“This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible,” Wallace said during an appearance on Fox News.
“Nobody could listen to her deliver those words and talk about the assault and the impact it had had on her life and not have your heart go out to her,” he continued. “She obviously was traumatized by an event.”
“This is a disaster for the Republicans,” Wallace added.
On Fox News, Bret Baier says hearing from Blasey Ford “is a totally different thing” than reading her allegations.
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The Hill added:
Justin before Wallace’s remarks, Ford described in gripping detail how she was sexually assaulted at a party when she was 15 years old by Kavanugh, President Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Ford, who struggled to retain her composure, told the Senate Judiciary panel that she thought Kavanaugh might accidentally kill her when he allegedly put his hand over her mouth at the time and pinned down her to a bed while groping her at a Maryland home in the 1980s.
“After that May 2012 therapy session, I did my best to suppress memories of the assault because recounting the details caused me to relive the experience, and caused panic attacks and anxiety,” Ford said during her opening statement.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano, who Trump praised as “a very talented legal mind,” said on the same panel that Ford came across as an “exceptionally credible” witness.
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him by Ford and others.