In light of Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh being accused of sexual assault by California professor Dr. Christine Ford — several people have compared his investigation to the Anita Hill case.
Hill accused Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in the 1990s. On Friday, Emma Jordan, who sat on Hill’s legal team sat down with CNN’s Erica Hill to talk about the similarities and differences in the two situations.
“I think there are some things that are different, and some things that are the same. We are being inundated with frameworks that puts Dr. Ford in the position of being mixed up, confused, and not a reliable reporter about her own experience,” Jordan said. “Today the president added to that by saying, ‘why didn’t she report it and even bringing her parents into this.'”
She added that the GOP has not taken the case seriously.
Jordan continued, “It isn’t a trial — this is not Judge Judy where we bring people in and there’s this back and forth. This is a serious commitment that our elected officials have been elected to give their best judgment and to represent U.S. in that role.”
Watch the video below via CNN.
Florida seniors are ‘highly susceptible’ to coronavirus — which could hurt Trump’s reelection chances
On Monday, The Washington Post examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older voters' politics, and in particular how it is hurting President Donald Trump with the critical demographic in Florida — a state that is almost mandatory for the president to win for a second term.
"While Democrats have worried about Biden’s struggles to excite younger voters, older voters who are upset with the president are poised to be potentially more influential in November, especially in swing states whose populations skew their way, like Florida, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin," reported Jenna Johnson and Lori Rozsa. "In Florida, more than 20 percent of those who voted in the 2016 election were over age 65, according to exit polls. In 2016, Trump won the Florida senior vote by a 17-point margin over Clinton, according to exit polls. The state ranks as one Trump must almost certainly win to insure his victory, while Biden has other paths to the White House."
First test of Virgin Orbit rocket fails to accomplish goal
The first test launch of a rocket that is released from a jumbo jet at 35,000 feet and then propels itself into orbit to deploy a satellite failed on Monday, the Virgin Orbit company said.
"The mission terminated shortly into the flight. Cosmic Girl and our flight crew are safe and returning to base," Virgin Orbit's Twitter account reported as the test was underway off the coast of California.
The plane released the rocket cleanly, but the latter developed trouble of unknown origin after igniting its first-stage engine, the company said.
Founded by British billionaire Richard Branson in 2012, Virgin Orbit wants to offer a quick and flexible launch service for operators of small satellites, weighing between 300 and 500 kilos (600 to 1,00 pounds), a market which is currently booming.
Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert
On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020