Judge Napolitano Says Kavanaugh Hearings Are Not About The ‘Truth Or Reality,’ But About ‘Who Is More Believable’ On TV

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Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing won’t be about “truth or reality,” but about who comes off as “more believable.”

Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of groping her over her clothes and then trying to drunkenly remove her clothing by force at a party in high school over 35 years ago. (RELATED: Judge Napolitano Says Brett Kavanaugh’s Catholic Faith Has Made Him A Target For Senate Democrats)

Ford is set to testify and detail her allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing scheduled for Thursday.

A second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who went to Yale University with Kavanaugh, accused him of exposing himself to her and thrusting his genitals in her face — but said she has gaps in her memory and was drinking during the time of the alleged incident.


“We are not looking for truth or reality,” Napolitano said on “Mornings with Maria” Wednesday. “We’re looking for impressions and credibility — who’s more believable. Dr. Ford and the manner in which she asserts her allegations and response to challenges to those allegations, or Judge Kavanaugh and the manner in which he resists those allegations.”

Napolitano said there is no set rule or reliable precedence for this sort of hearing and claimed neither of the witnesses is required to prove their case.

“There’s no rule,” he concluded. “She doesn’t have to prove her case. He doesn’t have to disprove her case.”

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