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Mon Sep 17, 2018, 06:44 PM

Orrin Hatch: Even if Kavanaugh committed rape 'it would be hard for senators not to consider who

Source: raw story



17 Sep 2018 at 14:56 ET


Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Monday said that he believed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh did not attempt to rape Christine Ford when the two of them were teenagers — but he also tried to downplay what it would mean if the accusations were true.

According to NBC News’ Leigh Ann Caldwell, Hatch on Monday said that he had spoken with Kavanaugh and had found him to “honest” and “straightforward” in his denials about Ford’s accusations. Hatch also said of Ford that “there’s some question whether she’s mixed up” in her account of the alleged incident.


Bloomberg News’ Laura Litvan reports that Hatch was then asked how he would feel about Kavanaugh’s nomination if it turned out that the allegations were true, and Hatch replied that “if that were true, I think it would be hard for senators not to consider who he is today.”
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Orrin hatch is a sick dick!!















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Reply Orrin Hatch: Even if Kavanaugh committed rape 'it would be hard for senators not to consider who (Original post)
riversedge Sep 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2018 #1
True Blue American Sep 2018 #13
Meadowoak Sep 2018 #2
bullwinkle428 Sep 2018 #4
Scarsdale Sep 2018 #11
True Blue American Sep 2018 #12
Cracklin Charlie Sep 2018 #10
Still In Wisconsin Sep 2018 #3
janterry Sep 2018 #5
justhanginon Sep 2018 #6
Jedi Guy Sep 2018 #16
Grasswire2 Sep 2018 #29
Jedi Guy Sep 2018 #32
JonLP24 Sep 2018 #35
msongs Sep 2018 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2018 #15
Maxheader Sep 2018 #8
jcgoldie Sep 2018 #21
Cracklin Charlie Sep 2018 #9
meadowlander Sep 2018 #14
UpInArms Sep 2018 #17
laserhaas Sep 2018 #18
Marthe48 Sep 2018 #19
Luciferous Sep 2018 #20
joshdawg Sep 2018 #23
Glimmer of Hope Sep 2018 #22
ROB-ROX Sep 2018 #24
Thrill Sep 2018 #25
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2018 #28
Eliot Rosewater Sep 2018 #26
flying_wahini Sep 2018 #27
SummerSnow Sep 2018 #30
Paladin Sep 2018 #31
Retrograde Sep 2018 #33
BeckyDem Sep 2018 #34

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 06:48 PM

1. Skip the Raw Story clickbait and go to the source:




I hate Raw Story because their headlines are inaccurate and overdone. Kavanaugh has not been accused of rape, but of attempted rape. There is a difference. Raw Story's headline says Hatch would excuse Kavanaugh even if he'd raped Ford, but that's not what Hatch said and that's not what Kavanaugh was accused of. I am not in any way trying to excuse either of them, but I hate it when "our side" slants news stories. Leave that to the right-wingers.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:37 PM

13. Hatch said

,” Even if the story was true, Senators should consider his recent life”!

Just like he did with Anita Hill!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 06:49 PM

2. When is that old fossil going to retire? He is 84 years old and senile.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:01 PM

4. He and Grassley are in a race to reach Strom

Thurmondville v2.0!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:25 PM

11. Both make strong cases

for TERM LIMITS. Neither one is particularly "with it" these days.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:35 PM

12. Orrin is retiring

To make way for Romney.

Grassley and Hatch were in the group that picked Clarence Thomas.

5 women were waiting to back Hill. They refused to let them testify. Ted Kennedy was there,too. I remember how embarrassed he looked passing judgement with his History. They were all sickening.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:23 PM

10. They have to stay until they die to hide all their dirty deals.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 06:51 PM

3. I'm waiting for one of those fuckers to say it doesn't matter because he has "become a Christian."

It's their catch-all response when one of their own gets caught.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:01 PM

5. What matters is the lie

If he's lying (and I believe he is)

that's the problem. We can't have a SCOTUS who lies.

Something happened back then that caused harm. That's serious.

But for the simple purposes of a judge, testifying to become a SCOTUS - it's as ez as lying under oath.

That disqualifies him from the job.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:03 PM

6. If he attempted a rape, he would be someone who committed a crime

against a woman, he would be an attempted rapist, and has so far gone unpunished for it. What the hell is the matter with these people. The republican amoral filth that is running our country today leaves one with a real feeling of despair for the future.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:46 PM

16. The problem here is that it can't be proved one way or the other.

The alleged rape attempt happened 30+ years ago, so there's no evidence apart from Ford's word. She says he did it, he says he didn't, and thus far there's no way to back up her statement.

If this were to go to trial, he'd certainly be acquitted. Unless more evidence of some kind is forthcoming, I'm not so sure this will derail his nomination. It's all too easy for the other side to wave this off as a hit piece.

If more women come forward with accounts of attempted rape or other sexual misconduct, that'd show a pattern of behavior across a span of years. I could see that sinking his nomination, particularly if there's some sort of objective evidence.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:16 PM

29. there's a witness

...who would likely lie for Kav.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:05 PM

32. If that's true then this accusation won't derail the nomination.

If the only evidence against him is her word versus his, and a witness confirms his version of events, it's pretty much a done deal that nothing will come of it.

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Response to Jedi Guy (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 09:57 PM

35. The witness is not at all credible

Who was blackout drunk all the time.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:07 PM

7. rawstory is not a legitimate news source nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:41 PM

15. Thank you! I f'in' hate Raw Story for the way they misrepresent the source stories.

They exist only for the purpose of clickbait and concoct silly, tendentious headlines to draw in the clicks. I sure wish people would link to the original source in the first place instead of dragging us through Raw Story.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:13 PM

8. "consider who he is today"

Fuck you hatchy...Who he is today is a little
donnybot with the idea presidents need no
guidelines..no restrictions...And women
need laws restricting birth control...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 09:41 PM

21. Who he is today...

...is an attempted rapist.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:22 PM

9. "Mixed up."

You removed your glasses when they weren’t even on your face.

Retire, old man. You are done.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 07:37 PM

14. ... someone who lies under oath about attempting rape?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 08:45 PM

17. Consider that Kavanaugh is a known perjuror

He is unfit for the bench of the highest court in this (or any) country

Maybe he can find a job pumping hogs hit at a CAFO

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 08:59 PM

18. But of course, Hatch thinks this way

 

He nominated Scumbag Mitt, to replace him.

Birds of a feather

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 09:38 PM

19. hatch ALWAYS lands on the side of rapists

and predators. ALWAYS

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Sep 17, 2018, 09:40 PM

20. What a disgusting POS

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:33 AM

23. Worse than that,

he's republican!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:58 AM

22. Neanderthal.


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:55 AM

24. LYING IS THE WAY OF CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS

I know they lie which is nothing new..........He says BIG lies like those other conservative judges. Next year the bastard judges should ALL be impeached to CLEAN the court.........

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:47 PM

25. Would he be saying that if it was his daughter or granddaughter he raped?

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Response to Thrill (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:53 PM

28. Women WILL be killed in back alleys and if they have to support a rapist to get there, so be it.

Minorities WILL not vote or get jobs and if they have to support a rapist to get there, so be it.

Working rights WILL be destroyed and if they have to support a rapist to get there, so be it.

Environmental protections WILL be destroyed and if they have to support a rapist to get there, so be it.

Voting rights WILL be destroyed and if they have to support a rapist to get there, so be it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:51 PM

26. Any claim you thought you had about godliness, etc., gone my friend.

You are now nothing more than just another slime fucking pigfuck completely barred from history not worth the paper to write your name on asshole traitor.

GET OUT of my country, TRAITOR

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 12:52 PM

27. Someone needs to shove a fist up Hatch's ass and then ask him again.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:28 PM

30. Just wow...

Orrin Hatch: Even if Kavanaugh committed rape 'it would be hard for senators not to consider who he is today'

So it's like sympathizing with a murderer. Yeah, he may have murdered thousands of people but he is so nice to his grandchildren.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 01:45 PM

31. Keep talking, Orrin Hatch. You sick old fuck.

How do you like that? Hatch is emerging as our hateful, unchanging, not-so-secret weapon against Cavanaugh. Revenge for Anita Hill.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:27 PM

33. Yeah, today he's a sadist

and a misogynist. One example is his recent statements on the young woman in federal (I think ICE) custody who wanted an abortion. Kavanaugh didn't just say no: he wanted to keep restarting the clock on her application so the process would drag on past the time allowed for a legal abortion. Pure sadism, IMHO.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:43 PM

34. It is a myth that Republicans can be decent.

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