Toobin: Republicans Want Kavanaugh Because They Want ‘Gay People To Be Not Allowed To Shop Everywhere’

Mike Brest | Reporter

CNN’s senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin accused Senate Republicans of supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for homophobic reasons during an intermission of his accuser’s testimony in front of the judiciary committee on Thursday morning.

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“How can the Republicans — if you take Professor Ford as credible — how can you move forward and confirm somebody to the swing seat on the United States Supreme Court without getting a potential eyewitness under oath?” the panel host John King asked. “I do not know how they can answer that question.”

“Because they want to win,” Toobin responded. “Because they want to overturn Roe v. Wade. Because they want Citizens United expanded. Because they want gay people to be not allowed to shop everywhere they want to shop. That’s why they’re doing it.”

“But Jeffrey, the reality is that the way the U.S. Senate — on the Republican side, in particular — the way the caucus is set right now, you have a couple of Republicans who don’t agree about the process,” Dana Bash stated.

Toobin has already stated that he believes the allegations have “the ring of truth to me.” (RELATED: CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin Says New Kavanaugh Accusations Could Be ‘All Lies’ But Have A ‘Ring Of Truth’)

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