The Moment: Kavanaugh’s cry from the flip side of #MeToo

The Moment: Kavanaugh’s cry from the flip side of #MeToo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh started off shouting. He’d prepared a blistering defense of his character and a scathing rebuke of the “national disgrace” of his Supreme Court confirmation process. But if there’s a moment…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh started off shouting.

He’d prepared a blistering defense of his character and a scathing rebuke of the “national disgrace” of his Supreme Court confirmation process. But if there’s a moment to remember, it may be when Kavanaugh stopped yelling.

The nominee — who could barely mention his parents, wife or children without choking up — spoke of his daughter’s evening prayers.

“Little Liza, all of 10 years old,” Kavanaugh began, before breaking down. His wife bowed her head. Liza, Kavanaugh continued, told her family to pray for his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

“That’s a lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old,” he said. “We mean no ill will.”

Kavanaugh’s show of both fury and tears was a cry from the flip side of the #MeToo movement, which one year ago began toppling powerful men from the pinnacle of their professions.

Ford’s accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school gathering in the early 1980s drew the movement behind her at a sensitive time in American politics. President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh’s patron, is accused by more than a dozen women of sexual misconduct and says he’s been falsely accused. Allies of the movement argue that an allegation of sexual assault should be taken seriously enough to be investigated by the FBI. Ford’s was not.

Kavanaugh lamented that his life and career are being destroyed by “a refuted allegation from 36 years ago.”

“I ask you to judge me by the standard that you would want applied to your father, your husband, your brother or your son,” he said.

The hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee came days after Kavanaugh gave a comparatively mild-mannered interview on Fox News. On…

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