Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony on Thursday earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee was arresting, painful, and sometimes damning — even for the pundits on Fox Information.
After Ford started her testimony on Thursday, Fox Information host Chris Wallace instructed a panel that Ford’s testimony and the cross-examination format made this a “catastrophe for Republicans.”
“This was extraordinarily emotional, extraordinarily uncooked, and very credible,” Wallace mentioned. “It is a catastrophe for the Republicans.”
His fellow panelists shared related sentiments, although none with fairly the identical gravity. Bret Baier mentioned that listening to from Ford is a “completely completely different factor” from studying her allegations.
Brit Hume even referred to as her a “very sympathetic witness.”
On Fox Information, Bret Baier says listening to from Blasey Ford “is a completely completely different factor” than studying her allegations.
Chris Wallace: “This was extraordinarily emotional, extraordinarily uncooked, and very credible… It is a catastrophe for the Republicans.” pic.twitter.com/aSbznSJdHC
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 27, 2018
Decide Andrew Napolitano later added of Ford:
“She is extraordinarily credible and Rachel Mitchell not solely just isn’t laying a glove on her however, for my part, is definitely serving to her credibility.”
Fox Information’s Decide Andrew Napolitano on Dr. Ford: “She is extraordinarily credible and Rachel Mitchell not solely just isn’t laying a glove on her however, for my part, is definitely serving to her credibility…The President can’t be pleased with this.” pic.twitter.com/6Ew76omVP1
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 27, 2018
It is necessary to not overstate or counsel that the panelists had a radical change of coronary heart. Earlier within the week, Fox gave a purely softball interview to Decide Kavanaugh and his spouse. One in every of at this time’s panelists didn’t find Ford credible as a result of she did not perceive why she would wish to go up the steps. (Ford testified she went as much as go to the lavatory.)
And as critics noted on Twitter, the listening to would not simply look like a catastrophe for Republicans however an ethical catastrophe for the nation at giant.