Judge Judy has long been revered for her sharp legal mind, and today, the TV star weighed in on the judicial debate that has swept the nation.
Judge Judy, who reportedly rakes in a record $47 million per year, was asked by TMZ reporters whether she had any thoughts on recent sexual assault allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Like any good judge would, she hugged the middle road.
“One hopes that people will wait and [not] rush to judgment and listen to both sides of an argument before they make a decision. That’s what’s supposed to happen in a fair judicial process,” Judy said.
“There’s always the hope that reasonable people will listen to both sides of an argument before they make a judgment,” she continued. “That’s what people are supposed to do … you’re supposed to listen to evidence and then make a judgment. And if that doesn’t happen, then the end result is not fair.”
Asked whether Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation alone disqualifies him from a position on the highest court in the land, Judy responded, “I think that I gave you a great answer to the question. I think everyone is supposed to listen to both sides of an argument before you make a judgment. And if you don’t listen to both sides of an argument before you make a judgment, very often, you don’t get the right result. So one can only hope.”
You can watch the full video with Judge Judy below:
Both Brett Kavanaugh and his original accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee later this week.