CNN's Kirsten Powers schools Rick Santorum on how sexual assault cases are handled

Rick Santorum found himself on the wrong end of CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers, when he tried to claim that Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford was just being emotional and didn't have any evidence of the sexual assault she claims to have suffered at the hands of the nominee.


"It was very compelling testimony but the evidence is not there to support it," Santorum said as a clearly exasperated Kirsten Powers looked on, shaking her head. "So somehow, you have to raise up the specter that while she may feel those things and she may be emotionally engaged, if you don't have the facts, you can't convict someone on just simply a recitation, uncorroborated."

"This is how every sexual assault case is discussed. There is only usually one or two people involved," Powers shot back. "You have to rely on other things. You have other people who made sworn statements that she told them about this long before Donald Trump was president and Scalia died."

Santorum tried to talk over her, but Powers continued. "Senator, do you understand that in most case of sexual assault, there is only two people? People still get convicted" she said, drowning out Santorum's efforts to filibuster. "It's not just based on somebody denying it. They look at other things."

Co-host Jake Tapper jumped in, pointing out that Democrats were tryinf to get evidence but had been stymied by the Republicans. "Why isn't there an FBI investigation. Why are they not subpoenaing Mark Judge?" Tapper asked. "I don't have an answer to that. Do you?"

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