Senior editor for The Federalist, Molly Hemingway, blamed the media for the ugly confirmation fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Sunday and said they failed to properly vet Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations.
Hemingway also defended President Donald Trump for questioning Ford’s story and said there were massive gaps and “flaws” within her narrative. (RELATED: CONFIRMED: Brett Kavanaugh Is Now A Supreme Court Justice)
“What [Trump] was doing was pointing out what anybody could see when they watched her testimony. Which is, there were major holes. There were major flaws. There were major contradictions,” Hemingway said on Fox News’ “Media Buzz.”
“I actually thought that a lot of the media should have been pointing this out themselves. And you didn’t see this. You didn’t see people going through and looking at her story, which changed over time, multiple times. They never were able to corroborate any aspect of it. They spent all their time look at ice throwing at parties and yearbook things.”
Hemingway said there are many Americans who still don’t understand that the appeal of Trump is his unfiltered nature and blunt, bombastic style.
“There’s an issue where a lot of people don’t understand Donald Trump’s appeal, is that he says the things that you’re not supposed to say,” she concluded.
“It was almost silly how much deference people provided to Dr. Ford, given that she had no corroboration for her allegations.”
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