[laughs] this commemorates eric wemple's appearance on our show. it's a picture, i want you to drink coffee out of that and toast to his good health. >> sean: like a football? [laughs] just breaking, bob corker tweeted out that he is a "yes"a for judge kavanaugh and jeff flake saying it's a tough decision and of course, we have susan collins and lisa murkowski, and we will be watching very closely. good show tonight. welcome to "hannity." we are broadcasting live in the swamp, washington, d.c., our nation's capital where the future of this very country in so many different ways is at stake tonight and the senate is now on the verge of what will be a historic vote and for all of you good, honest, hardworking taxpayers that do all the hard work every day, raise your kids and love god, faith, family, and
country, there is a lot under attack. we will break it all down for you. unable to stop this man's nomination based on merit for the past two weeks, we have watched and we have now witnessed that people in this country, elected officials and democrats attempting to literally destroy the character, career, and the life of judge brett kavanaugh. they have tried to utterly ruin what it turns out to be a good man. no due process, no presumption of innocence, and literally no corroboration at all. shamefully, they are using in a almost four decades old sexual misconduct allegation as a political ploy, and they are demanding that a man with what is an impeccable 40 year track record prove his innocence from charges featuring again, no corroboration, no location, no date, all because bretten kavanaugh is appointed by donald trump and a more conservative judicial philosophy.re and democrats by the way as we speak, sadly it's a sad night,
criminalizing ideology and if they successfully block this nomination, nobody is safe from these types of smears. senator lindsey graham who had a powerful moment at today's hearing will join us, but first, it is time for our d.c. breaking news. there is so much of it, opening monologue.it ♪ today after weeks of being smeared by democrats, called evil, accused of rape and gangm rape, and compared to bill cosby, after weeks of vile death threats against his family and weeks of beingo demonized all over television and most major newspapers, today, brett kavanaugh finally had a chance under oath to clear his good name. dramatic testimony today, powerful testimony. watch this. >> this confirmation process has become a national disgrace. the constitution gives thehe senate an important role in the
confirmation process, but you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy. since my nomination in july, there has been a frenzy on the left to come up with something, anything, to block my confirmation. shortly after i was nominated, the democratic senate leader said he would quote oppose me with everything he's got. a democratic senator on this committee publicly referred to me as evil, given comments like those. is it any surprise that people have been willing to do anything to make any physical threat against my family? to send any violent email to my wife? to make any kind of allegation against me and against myy friends, to blow me up and take me down?st you sowed the wind.
for decades to come i fear that the whole country will reap the whirlwind. >> sean: judge kavanaugh also had this to say about the process, and his family and what they have been forced to endure again with zero corroboration, no presumption of innocence, and no due process. watch this.. >> the behavior of several of the democrats in this hearing a few weeks ago was an embarrassment but at least it was a good old-fashionedio attempt at borking. those efforts didn't work. when i did at least okay enough at the hearings that it looked like i might actually get confirmed, a new tactic when needed. some of you are lying and rape comic weight and had it ready. this first allegation was held in secret for weeks by a democratic member of this committee and by staff. it would be needed only if you couldn't take me out on the merits. when it was needed, this
allegation was unleashed and publicly deployed over dr. ford's wishes. this whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. fueled with apparent pent up anger about president trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups. this is a circus. the consequences will extend long past my nomination. the consequences will be with us for decades. >> sean: after those powerful remarks, judge kavanaugh addressed his accuser, professor christine ford.. take a look at this emotional moment from earlier today. >> i have never done this to her or anyone.
that's not who i am, it's not who i was. i am innocent of this charge. i intend no ill will to dr. ford and her family. the other night ashley and my daughter liza said their prayers and, little liza of ten years old... said to ashley, we should pray for the woman. that's a lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old. >> sean: we aired that on my radio show with a lot of people around me. guys and girls, they all were crying. 10-year-old little girl, powerful moment. and she is absolutely right. but let's take a moment to review the charges from professor ford, where allegations were made in july a to a democratic member of congress. she claims that those claims
come back after nearly four decades and i've been saying, she deserved to be heard from the very beginning. those allegations are serious and have been taken seriously by the president, the senate, and by everybody. except, and i will say, she doesn't remember a date, day of the week, location, or how she got to or from where the alleged crime took place. all of the witnesses that professor ford corroborated with her claims, they all denied that she was alleging. all four with sworn statements under penalty of felony. let me repeat. all witnesses have given sworn statements under the penalty of felony meaning you could go toa jail, to the democrats. what that means is that thise has been investigated and the people there have already spoken. that includes professor ford's friend, her name, leland keyser. her attorney released a statement reading "simply put, ms. keyser does know mr. kavanaugh and has no recollection of being at a party where he was present with or without dr. ford."
today, the senate's independent prosecutor asked her about this irrefutable fact. take a look.or >> are you aware that they say they have no memory or knowledge of such a party?y? >> yes. >> do you have any particular motives to ascribe to leland? >> i could take those one at a time. leland has significant health challenges, and i'm happy that she's focusing on herself and getting these health treatmenta that she needs. she let me know that she needed her lawyer to take care of this for her, and she texted me right afterward with an apology, and good wishes and et cetera.. so i'm glad she's taking care of herself. >> sean: that is testimony from professor ford which actually raise more questions than it answered, including this moment about ford's recent polygraph test.
let's look at this. >> why was that location chosen for the polygraph? >> i had left my grandmother's funeral at fort lincoln cemetery that day and i was on a tight schedule to get a plane to manchester, new hampshire, so he was willing to come to me which is appreciated. >> so he administered a polygraph on the day that you attended your grandmother's funeral? >> correct. it might have been the next day, i spent the night in the hotel. not sure of the exact day. >> did you pay for the polygraph yourself? >> i don't think so. >> do you know who did pay for the polygraph? >> not yet, no. >> i believe you said it hadn't been paid for yet, is that correct? >> let me put an end to this misery. i her lawyers have paid for her polygraph.d >> as is routine.
>> as is routine. is it your understanding thats someone else is going to assist you with some of these fees including the cost for your polygraph? been several gofundme sites that i haven't had a chance to figure out how to manage those, because i've never had one. >> sean: to recap, professor ford doesn't remember when the incident happened and she is given inconsistent answers about this important detail. she doesn't remember exactly who attended the party in question. she has given inconsistent answers about this detail andho she doesn't remember how she got to the alleged party. she doesn't remember how she got back from the party and not one person corroborates her story. we also learned today she doesn't remember if she handed "the washington post" therapy notes just a few weeks ago. just minutes ago, "the wall street journal" editorial board fully endorsed the confirmation of judge brett kavanaugh and also moments ago
we learned that senator mitch mcconnell announced the senate judicial committee they are moving forward he said. and moments ago, senator bob corker of tennessee announced on twitter that he will vote yes on brett kavanaugh. but none of this matters, seemingly, to people on the other side. it shouldn't be about democrat, republican or liberal conservative at all. they wanted and stated from the beginning, they wanted to ruin judge brett kavanaugh, and over unsubstantiated, uncorroborated claims from nearly four decades ago. from the left at this point, it's not about sexual misconduct. otherwise they would be talking about keith ellison. they would have had more are statements about bill clinton. this has not been about protecting victims or finding the truth. for them, day one with chuck schumer leading the way, it's a sad day for the country and what we had to witness
today. the worst part of this is, senator dianne feinstein knew about these claims since july.t she knew about these charges when she actually met with kavanaugh in private. she knew about these claims when she questioned him during his public hearing several weeks ago. when she met privately with brett kavanaugh, she had already been recommending attorneys to professor ford. only after brett kavanaugh's nomination looked imminent did dianne feinstein and democrats announce ford's allegations. this has been a disgraceful display of politics at its worst. is reelection more important than another person's life here? did anyone hear the pain in brett kavanaugh's voice today? and i would argue, too, professor ford, as susan collins has said it, nobody has
been served well here. the story got leaked, her namee got leaked and without any corroboration or evidence, then you have politicians smearing kavanaugh again and again on national tv. and this is just a small sampling. take a look. >> the senate shouldn't simply rely on hearing two conflicting accounts, and we are okay with not knowing and we might beri putting someone who committed court of the united states. >> i believe her. listen, first of all, anyoneco who comes forward at this point to be prepared to testify in the united states senate against someone who is being nominated to one of the most powerful positions in the united states government, that takes an extraordinary amount of courage. >> not only do women like dr. ford who bravely comeinha forward need to be heard, but they need to be believed. they need to be believed. >> i want to say that to the men of this country, just shut
up and step up and do the right thing. >> let me say at the outset, i believe dr. ford, i believe the survivor here, there is every reason to believe her. she's come forward bravely. >> i believe her, i stand with her. i don't think she should be bullied into this scenario,, or is he said, she said. it's a shame hearing. and i don't think she should participate in it. >> i believe professor ford. i think she's credible and i think when the investigation is finished, and when she testifies, and when judge kavanaugh testifies, i think the majority of senators will find her credible. >> sean: the smears continued during the hearing and today democrats ramping up their favorite new talking point. we must have an fbi investigation. now, this is of course all a political stall tactic. they want delay, delay, delay. the hope we get to the
midterms, they hope they win and they hope they stop donaldl trump from fulfilling a campaign promise and constitutional obligation.y watch the echo chamber and on the other side of this, i willa explain why this is phony, and they know it. take a look. >> the behavior of several democratic members of this committee a few weeks ago at my hearing was an embarrassment, but at least it was just an old-fashioned attempts at borking. those efforts didn't work. when i did at least okay enough at the hearings that it looked like i might actually get confirmed, a new tactic was needed. some of you were lying in wait, and had it ready.e this first allegation was held in secret for weeks by a democratic member of this committee and by staff. it would be needed only if you couldn't take me out on the merits. when it was needed, this allegation was unleashed and
publicly deployed over dr. ford's wishes. this whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit. fueled with apparent pent up anger about president trump and the 2016 election, i fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the clintons, andha millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups. this is a circus. the consequences will extend long past my nomination. the consequences will be with us for decades. >> sean: an fbi investigation does not make conclusions, they all knew this. it would interview everybody
that has already been interviewed and a report would then be issued. the democrats know it the investigations are actually useless, as words, and they all agreed back then. take a look. >> the next person that refers to an fbi report as being worth anything obviously doesn't understand anything. fbi explicitly does not in this or any other case reach a conclusion. period. period. so judge, there's no reason why you should know this. the reason why we can't rely on the fbi report, he would like it if we did because it is inconclusive. they say he said, she said and they said, period. so when people waive an fbi report before you, understand, they do not. they do not. they do not reach conclusions.
they do not make, as my friend points out more adequately, they do not make recommendations. >> sean: remember all witnesses in this case gave sworn statements under the threat of felony. democrats have turned this important process into a u political sham. they have turned advice and consent into destroy and malign. they can't care whose life is h destroyed in this process, obviously they don't. did they not see what went on today, to judge kavanaugh? the impact on him and his family? the women making these allegations as they withheld them for all these weeks? they just want kavanaugh stopped at all costs. no one seems to put this in better perspective than senator lindsey graham. what was a powerful moment when he took on the democrats. take a look. >> what you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold the seat open, and hope you win
back 2020. you said that, not me. you have nothing to apologize for. when you see justice sotomayor and kagan, tell them lindsey said hello. because i voted for them. but i would never do to them what you have done to this guy. this is the most unethical sham since i've been in politics. t i cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through. you all want power, i hope you never get it. i hope the american people can see through the sham, that you knew about it and you held it. you had no intention of protecting dr. ford. none. she's as much of a victim as you are. god, i hate to say that because these have been my friends, but let me tell you, when it comes to this, you are looking for a fair process?? you came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend. to my republican colleagues, ih you vote no, you are
legitimizing the most despicable thing i have seen in my time in politics. >> sean: senator graham will join us in studio in just a moment, and after those passionate remarks, senator orrin hatch called these proceedings worse than any other confirmationon proceedings in history, including those of judge bork and judge thomas. let's watch this. >> the circus atmosphere that has been created since my democratic colleagues first leaked dr. ford's allegations to the media two weeks ago, after sitting on them for six weeks, i might add it, has brought us the worst in our politics.n it certainly has brought us no closer to the truth, anonymous letters with no name and no return address are not being treated as national news. porn star lawyers with implausible claims are driving the new cycle. i hate to say this, but this is
worse than robert bork and i didn't think it could get worse than that.te this is worse than clarence thomas and i didn't think it could get worse than that. this is a national disgrace,an the way you are being treated. >> sean: this is sadly the democratic playbook. i warn people every single two or four years on a radio show p and right here on the show, republicans, be prepared to be demonized, racist, sexist, misogynist, islamophobic, xenophobic, you want dirty air and water, and you want to kill children and their son paul ryan look-a-like throwing your grandmother over the cliff because republicans want granny to die. it's the same now with supreme court nominees, same predictable behavior. we have now come to expect this.nnto this has to change, this country deserves better. the people of this country deserve better. these people in d.c., and thist swamp, they are supposed to serve us, you, we come at the people. it's not about a republican, democrat, liberal or conservative here, this is pure
human decency that was in play today. they destroyed this man and his family. they bludgeoned him, all for the sake of power. there was zero presumption of innocence here or due process. now the democratic party, every 2-4 years, every time we have a nomination to the supreme court, we know what to expect. the party of slander, besmirch meant, smears, character assassination, the party of no due process, no presumption of innocence. the party that rushes to judgment. look at all the high profile cases rushed to judgment. the duke lacrosse case, cambridge police, baltimore, maryland, richard jewell,ss trayvon martin. c is this the party that is going to decide the fate of this country? because in 40 days, that same party wants you to go out and vote for them. look at your screen.
you see these republican senators? these are the people who will decide the fate of the kavanaugh nomination.ar right there. those are the people that will decide if we still have due process in this country. if these principles exist in this country, if we still have laws predicated on the constitution, let them know how to vote. call them. tell them what is at stake. let them know what you felt today watching these hearings, and if you are in one of the states where donald trump won, west virginia, joe manchin, north dakota heidi heitkamp, indiana joe donnelly, you're a senators up for reelection. they don't confirm judge kavanaugh and they go along with the smear campaign. if they go ahead and do that, are you going to vote for them? there is a lot in the next few days, weeks and months that we are going to decide and we have a lot to get to in the course of this program tonight. i just want to say, what we are looking at here tonight, what
we are looking at, you get to hold them accountable for your decisions. never has a supreme court nomination been more important. this country is at a tipping point. inalienable rights of americans will continue or we are never going to be able to go back. our constitution, all these core principles hang in the balance tonight and we have one party that is throwing all of this to the wind and adopted smear, slander, personal politics and destruction, and unless good senators find a backbone and stick up for these core fundamental rights of human beings. due process, justice, law, order. democrats take down judge kavanaugh, a man with impeccable service and a 40-year track record, they can take down anybody. any conservative, any politician for any reason on any allegation with zero proof, ever. the senate cannot let this happen. they cannot reward this behavior.
joining us now, south carolina senator lindsey graham.th senator, good to see you, thank you. i've known you a long time. >> 20 years. >> sean: as it was happening i was live on my radio show, and on my next break, i don't think you ever had a more powerful moment in your career. and i know you a long time. >> thank you. i just told the truth. this is not about finding the truth between dr. ford and brett kavanaugh. it is about delayingng the hearg until past the midterm, hope they pick up the senate, and nine the seat to be filled by donald trump. it's not about the fbi, and if you really wanted to know what the fbi thought about this, you would come forward when he first knew about it. it's certainly not about protecting dr. ford. the one thing i learned beyond any doubt today, any doubt, is they never intended to protect dr. ford. everything i believed i knew about brett kavanaugh, i am more convinced than ever that he didn't do it. he is the right guy to be on the court.e
ms. ford has a problem, and destroying judge kavanaugh's life won't fix her problem. and if we legitimize this, god help us all because both sides can do this to my friends on the other side. i would never have done this to one of your nominees.s you should be ashamed. >> sean: you noted for people that i know -- you shared your judicial philosophy. >> here is what the big picture is, elections don't matter to them. the only matter when they win. when we win, or when donald trump wins, there are no rules or boundaries. i hope you understand why he picked brett kavanaugh. not only is he that incredibly qualified judge, or an incredibly decent man, he and his wife are the parents of the year. if they are going to give an award for parenting, i would give to ashley and brett based on what his daughter said about
who to pray for. so i'm honored to help him. if i helped him today, it's one of the highlights of my career. and to my republican colleagues, if this guy goes down, then we don't deserve to stay in power, because it's not about power to me. it is about the process. it is about honoring elections. joe manchin, i liked him a lot. joe, you can't figure this out, trump won by 40 points. do you really believe that brett kavanaugh is a serial rapist?? do you believe any of this garbage? i'm sorry that dr. ford went through this, she shouldn't have had to go through it butel i'm convinced beyond any shadow of a doubt that brett kavanaugh is not the man that they are trying to make him and this is all political. so, joe, i hope you step up. heidi, i like you a lot. joe donnelly, great guy. why can't you talk about whether or not we met the burden here? if he had to prove he was innocent, he did it for me, but he didn't have to. >> sean: republicans met in
conference tonight and, bring us inside the meeting is much as you are able to share.. >> it went well. i think everyone was blown away by brett. can you imagine doing what he did today? your life is ripped apart, you had a 32 hour hearing. and they spring it out you out on the, and then michael avenatti comes out and says you assault women and your whole life is absolutely destroyed? i think republicans today felt like brett kavanaugh not only met the test and pass the test, that this is political. and i will be brokenhearted. if the senate rejects this good man. >> sean: bob corker said yes, jeff flake off-camera said this is a tough one.if >> i would say it is tough. i don't know what happened to dr. ford but i've been a lawyer
all my life, i use to do this for a living. jeff, you couldn't get a warrant. she can't tell you where it happened or what happened, it's not he said, she said, it's she said and they said. all people names that it didn't happened. and you can't get the date or the time. my god, he went through a calendar of 1982, and this is the most squared away guy that i've met in my life. i was honored to be in his presence. i've never seen a man command a room like he did, i've never seen anyone more he is abuse than he was. >> sean: i've actually been quoting susan collins because she is the one that rightly pointed out from the beginning, this has been unfair to both sides here. and she's been right about that. >> what i would tell susan is, if you are the way they say brett is, he wouldn't have the life brett has lived. he wouldn't have 65 women
coming forward, we wouldn't have six fbi investigations that found nothing, you wouldn't be in this profile of a job.b. he's been in the highest levels of government, a target for 26 years. he found out about it after the hearing was over, they knew about it and they sat on it, there is no corroboration. and the michael avenatti thing tells you where they are headed with him. if they delay this, there will be more coming and he doesn't deserve that. it's time to vote. >> sean: the senate judiciary committee meets tomorrow morning.g.to walk us through the process. the full senate will vote, we expect, tuesday? >> i will go through why i believe he is qualified and capable and i with you what i think has happened here in the confirmation process. if this is the new norm, god help us all. i hope jeff can get there. i would just stress again, this man has led an incredible life and everything they are saying about him is made up and it comes out of the left field. it's not corroborated.
please don't take awayme everything he has done. he's number one in his class, ever since he's done anything. i think we are going to get him confirmed. if we go to the floor of thehe senate, we are going to pick up some-- democrats. if you live in these trump states, and you can't figure this out, good luck to you. >> sean: my best friend from third game, grade, his name is john gomez. and he called me yesterday. he said, hannity, you always say every 2-4 years, republicans are racist and sexist and my whole list as he calls it. i think i understand a little more now because when you say these horrible things, and now we have gotten used to it, we expect it, it's like my father was killed all over again. elect republicans and black churches will burn or crosses will burn. republicans don't want to count african-americans in the
census, al gore said. this has to stop, senator. >> those are political arguments that we can handle. but this is destroying somebody. >> sean: yes. >> i would hope and pray that i never get this desperate as a political person to destroy somebody. this was a wholesale effort to take a good man and ruin his life and it backfired on him. this is not about political arguments, this is not about what they will do or we will do, this is about the fact that they were willing to set a man up and destroy his life. >> sean: it was hard to watch. >> it was hard to watch and when he talked about his daughter -- let's pray for the lady, too. this is a good man, please vote for him. >> sean: senator, i think ther reason your moment was so powerful is it was raw, real and unplanned. >> it was totally real. >> sean: i think you reflected
the views of many americans. >> why won't you agree to the fbi investigation? these are the same people that sat on the information and made it impossible for us to do investigation because they wouldn't help us. they knew it for a week come u upon what they are doing, intentionally -- i am convinced they outed dr. ford, and it blew up in their face. i hope america understands that if this is the new way of doing business, we are going in the wrong direction. we have a chance to turn it around beginning tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. >> sean: and in 40 days the american people get their chance. senator, thanks for being with us. appreciate it. for the latest on how capitol hill is reacting to the hearings, we go to ed henry. >> republican bob corker was sitting on the fence and he just announced that he is a "yes" for judge brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. we are also learning that the senate judiciary committee wili meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. eastern time, expecting to vote. then they hope to get it to the senate floor which will be the
real fight and that could come as early as tuesday. after several hours of testimony by dr. ford and judge kavanaugh, these are stillig uncorroborated charges so lawmakers in both parties are basically unmoved. some democrats have been opposed since the night kavanaugh was nominated and many republicans say as you just heard from lindsey graham, this is character assassination and there are several holes to dr. ford's story.te this comes down to a handful of votes. look at these folks right here. republican susan collins, lisa murkowski, jeff flake and democrat joe manchin. maybe a couple of other democrats from red states. four lawmakers you see there, they met tonight behind closed doors for 30 minutes to think about what exactly they are going to do next. they are keeping their cards close for now. a democrat chris tonight called for a one week delay, perhaps hoping to get momentum for a new fbi investigation that does not seem likely to happen. republican john cornyn said meanwhile the longer republicans wait to vote, there will be more allegations thrown
at kavanaugh. he declared this idea that thee judge is guilty until proven innocent is like a police state. watch. >> it's time to vote.s the longer the nomination remains open, the more and more of these anonymous and uncorroborated allegations will be made. unfortunately that's part of the search and destroy process that frankly, i think is an embarrassment to the senate. >> that is the lingering core concern about his credibility. he's worked very hard to put forward the aspects of his t life, and it's undeniable that there is a whole series of incidents and events in his life that also set that image. >> republicans only have 54 votes in the senate so they can only afford to lose one.ha if they lose two, kavanaugh could go down unless they get joe manchin or someone else on board. that is why those four we showed on the screen a moment ago, they
are on the fence and key to all of this. >> sean: by the way, senator jerry moran, that was breaking just seconds ago. that is very good. when we come back, we have so much more reaction. a lot more breaking news. we will break down where w senators are coming out, they seem to be coming out by the orminute. bob corker a "yes," and we will have more when we come back. check in with match lap, sara carter, carrie severino. later, a glowing example of huge liberal hypocrisy, one, juanita broderick will join us in studio. where were these people then? straight ahead. ♪ we don't just go against the grain. we grow it. give us the frontiers. the places where success is measured in pushed limits. give us the middle of nowhere. where the only map is your buddies' tread marks. this life? no one's born ready for it.
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watched almost all of it from the white house but waited until it was over to weigh in. just minutes after the committee adjourned, he tweeted out his support for the nominee and his disdain for the way the democrats on the judiciary committee had treated him. he said "judge kavanaugh showed exactly why i nominated him. his testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. the democrats search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham in an effort to distract and resist.t. the senate must vote." there was a lot of concern within the west wing that judge kavanaugh had been forceful enough in his interview on fox early this week. clearly earlier today he did not have that problem. the white house was very pleased with senator lindsey graham's performance and both kellyanne conway and sarah sanders tweeted about it. during the hearing, the white house said "lindseyra graham has more decency and courage than any member of the democratic committee combined. god bless him." you know sean, that was a real turning point and so was
kavanaugh's statement after k what was considered a shaky start because they some of them at least, conceded that dr. ford appeared to be credible. by and large on that, it appeared successful today. >> sean: here with reaction, chief counsel for judicial crash is not right, carrie severino. a chairman of the american conservative unit, longtime friend of judge kavanaugh, match lap. fox news contributor, sara carter. i don't know about you but i know that watched this today, so many people said it was hard and painful.bo they cried. it was to watch, and it destroyed this man's family allegation flying around everywhere. no corroboration on any of them. >> sean it was riveting becausn i think the american people saw for the first time, really saw what was happening to this man. what was happening to judge
kavanaugh and his family. for the first time i think we all realized as a nation, it's not that we are dismissing dr. ford, it's not that we are dismissing that maybe something did happen to her, but based on justice, you are innocent until proven guilty and there was no evidence other than he said, she said, corroborating what happened and what dr. ford alleged happen to her. i think at that point, when we hear this man cry out and say, look at what you have done to my family. look at what you have done to the nation. is this what we are going to do to each other? i think at that point the country took a step back and people were swayed by kavanaugh. >> sean: i really thought lindsey graham became the leader of the u.s. senate today. >> i have to tell you, i've had my differences with him but ind gave him a bear hug. we kept saying as we were shouting at the tv, let lindsey speak. let lindsey speak. he understands a moment and we are in a very unique moment.
we are in a moment where weey could get five votes on the supreme court for a constitutional order. we could have a senate majority that follows through on promises, and we could still f hold onto this house majority. it all comes down to this very the basic thing, do our grassroots supporters believe it when we say we are going to do things like confirm off that list? that tweet from our president, most presidents would have throne this guide t the side of the first sight of all this controversy and he stuck with him and i'm proud of him. >> it's very emotional and compelling testimony from dr. ford, but then judge kavanaugh -- it looks like maybe she was, and kavanaugh himself said, she may very well have experienced real sexual assault in her life, but all the facts piling up go to the point that he is the one who did it. you of all of the people she saying was there.
her lifelong friend, who supports her in general, think i don't even think i know brett kavanaugh, i don't think i was at this party. when you get past the trying to sort out the memories over 30 years, there aren't any corroborating facts. i didn't change. even some of the facts in the story shifted. what you could really see is the pain they had both been put through. all of that is the senate democrats.ll so many things came out that showed it was on their shoulders. they seem to have been manipulating this whole process, holding back the allegations. >> sean: that was the worst part. >> an orchestrated attack. i've been in politics a long time and there is no way you have a charge of one day, followed 18 hours later by another attack, and another accusation. >> sean: a 40 40 year career wh not a single allegation. and in the 11th and a half half-hour here than they come
flying in. it's sort of like, where does he go to get his good name back? >> i will tell you where he goes. that, what he did today connected to the american people.. it was raw, it was real. i hate it, that is where we are. we have to make sure our people understand what brett told most of the fair-minded americans, we are better than that. >> sean: joe manchin, heidi heitkamp, joe donnelly, where are they? >> right, where are they? but one thing we do know for sure, the american people see what we are up against. they look at the democrats, andm they will look at this, and they are going to say, this is a sham, this is a disgrace. you've runha through two peoplh the mud and we're not going to put up with it anymore. >> sean: this is why i make a big deal over every 2-4 years. racist, sexist, because it has to stop. >> we can't let uncorroborated smears ruin a good man'sea reputation and life in public service so i think they are right to move onto a vote. >> sean: will he get confirmed? >> yes. >> sean: we will see.
♪ >> sean: in time for more on what we called "selective moral outrage" on this program. we bring in juanita broderick she told the story about bill clinton and rape back in the '70s. also with us, the author of the number one best seller, gregg jarrett. juanitad, i did the second interview with you. even through this last election, a lot of the people we are hearing from now, they were silent. they never wanted -- they didn't want an fbi investigation for you that i remember. >> oh, no, senator feinstein, senator durbin, and
senator schumer wanted nothing to do with my case.r. all democrats refused to read my deposition with thehe independent counsel. >> sean: they never once reached out to you? >> no. >> sean: thehe people that are still there. the ones acting, the ones that are so supportive of the allegations? >> exactly. and no, they never reached out to me. >> sean: when this happened to you, because i know because i've interviewed it, it wasea 30 minutes later you told the woman you are with and your lip was three times its normal size? >> right, and bleeding. the woman came back to the room and found me when i didn't show up for the seminar and of course, i told her immediately, look at the condition i was in. my clothes were torn, my lip was huge, and i was devastated. >> sean: and afraid. >> oh goodness, yes. >> sean: and nobody -- the democrats, the same people that were acting so indignant, nothing? >> absolutely nothing.
>> sean: gregg jarrett, from a legal standpoint, the fbi has also said that this is notig within their jurisdiction. we played joe biden. this was a talking point for delay today, wasn't it?? >> that's right. by law, the fbi is not allowed to investigate a nonfederal crime. they can only do background checks, and as biden pointed t out, they simply take witnesss statements, they don't judge guilt or innocence or the credibility of particular witnesses. so it was an utter canard over and over again call for p kavanaugh to ask for an fbi investigation. >> sean: juanita, you were here today and even during 2016, you felt compelled to speak up about the double standard. what do you say to those democrats that, clearly, this is about politics and not about what's right? >> well, i clearly think if senator feinstein and
senator durbin had known that i was outside, i think they should have walked out and apologize to me for what they did to me in 1999, completely turning their backs on me. >> sean: and kathleen and paula and jennifer, who was called a liar. >> exactly, yes. >> sean: i've known you a long time now, good to see you today. talk about a double standard. >> i know, here we go again. >> sean: when we come back, there is some breaking news and henry will have a live report right here in washington, as we continue.. ♪ rent from national... it's kind of like playing your own version of best ball. because here, you can choose any car in the aisle, even if it's a better car class than the one you reserved. so no matter what, you're guaranteed to have a perfect drive. [laughter]
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>> sean: we go back to washington with ed henry with with the very latest on judge kavanaugh. we are hearing a lot of movement, a lot of people making decisions after today. h >> that's right. breaking news, republicans republicans coming home, bob corker. new at the end of the hour there may be some democrats moving towards voting for
kavanaugh. a reporter from the liberal "atlantic" magazine just tweeted a few moments ago that a source close to democrat joe manchin of west virginia is saying short of new definitive evidence of an assault on the next few days, he is likely a "yes" vote on kavanaugh. the surest sign he did well today, the judge, may be that some on the left seem to be very agitated tonight with even more attacks. someone on capitol hill just posted on wikipedia the home addresses of several republican senators including lindsey graham, who you had on a few minutes ago. an ugly practice known as doxing so protesters can try and threaten men. then there is former hillary clinton spokesman briann fallon, he just called the judge an attempted rapist. "if senate g.o.p. ignores dr. blasey ford, tries to muscle an attempted rapist onto the supreme court, they will pay he, dearly this november. kavanaugh will not serve for life."
>> sean: getting really sick sad. we saw the impact of out today. thank you. this show will always be fair and balanced. thank you for being with us. laura ingraham is one studio over. >> laura: hannity, thank you so much. fantastic analysis on your show. great to have you in washington as well. >> sean: have a great show. >> laura: thanks so much. i'm laura ingraham, this is "the ingraham angle" after a historic day in the nation's capital where people are still reeling from one of the mostan dramatic and emotionally wrenching hearings in decades. the testimony, of course supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh and his accuser christine ford just hours ago. it could be described as fact versus emotion. we will examine the influence of both and where the vote stands and it's changing by the minute according to our reporting but we will be on that. you don't want to turn away from the show. along the way, we have a r powerful lineup. newt gingrich, kim strassel, joe