- Stephen Colbert on Thursday criticised the “indignation” of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s defence in his Senate hearing earlier that day, following Christine Blasey Ford’s sworn testimony that he sexually assaulted her.
- “Please, save your indignation that, finally, someone is taking one woman’s accusation of sexual assault seriously,” Colbert said in his monologue.
Stephen Colbert on Thursday criticised the “indignation” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh showed in his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier that day, following the sworn testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault before the committee.
Colbert started his monologue by playing clips of conservative commentators on Fox News calling Ford’s testimony “very sympathetic,” “exceptionally credible,” and “a disaster for Republicans.”
The “Late Show” host then turned to Kavanaugh’s angry, impassioned defence of himself and attacks on the hearing’s process.
“Perhaps the Kavanaugh quote that sticks with me is his passionate condemnation of the hearing and its repercussions,” Colbert said.
“You sowed the wind for decades to come,” Kavanaugh said in his opening statement at the hearing, in an extended condemnation of Democratic senators. “I fear that the whole country will reap the whirlwind.”
“You really need a better weatherman,” Colbert said. “Because, let me tell you, brother, this is the whirlwind, and the wind was sown when Donald Trump had 19 credible allegations of sexual assault against him, bragged about sexual assault on tape.
“And your Republican buddies up on that committee said, ‘Yeah, but we want our guy on the Supreme Court’ – and that’s you, Brett. That doesn’t mean you’re guilty, but please, save your indignation that, finally, someone is taking one woman’s accusation of sexual assault seriously.”
The “Late Show” host then showed a clip of Kavanaugh saying at the hearing, “Today, I have to say, I fear for the future.”
“Hashtag #MeToo,” Colbert replied.
Watch the monologue below:
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