Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s robotic interview with Fox News didn’t go unnoticed by MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell.
In a Monday commentary, O’Donnell played clips of the interview where Kavanaugh repeated the same phrases over, and over, and over again.
Kavanaugh appeared as though he was overly prepared and emotionless. When he was asked direct questions, he didn’t answer them, instead pivoting back to his talking points.
“I am looking for a fair process,” he said at one point.
“And all I’m asking for is fairness and that I be heard in this process,” he said at another point.
In another commonly used phrase, Kavanaugh swore he never sexually assaulted anyone.
“No, I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone,” he said. “Not in high school, not ever.”
“I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise,” he said again.
“I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any time,” was another deviation.
“He was never actually asked if he wanted a fair process. That was just the language that he kept pumping in instead of answering some of the questions,” noted O’Donnell. “And when Brett Kavanaugh was asked why the process didn’t include an investigation, he simply reasked the question and replayed his talking points.”
The third talking point was about the 65 women who “miraculously produced a letter of support” after the accusations emerged.
“The 65 overnight signed a letter from high school saying I always treated them with dignity and respect,” he said. He then repeated the “65 women” line an additional two times. Ironically, that list is no longer at 65 women. It’s a little closer to a dozen.
“OK, so much for the talking point,” O’Donnell quipped.
Finally, O’Donnell noted one point in which Kavanaugh refused to let his wife answer a question she was asked. Host Martha MacCallum asked Ashley Kavanaugh if there should be an investigation.
“If there’s nothing to worry about and nothing to hide, why not have that process, Ashley, and then I’ll ask Brett,” MacCallum said.
“I’ve said that all along and Ashley, too,” the judge cut in. “I want to be heard. I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name as quickly as I can in whatever forum the Senate deems appropriate. ”
O’Donnell noted he actually wanted to hear what Mrs. Kavanaugh thought about that question.
“I’m sure I’m not the only one. But Brett Kavanaugh was not going to let that happen,” O’Donnell said.
Watch his take below:
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