Most of America tuned in to see the first half of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.
His first sexual misconduct accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about how he tried to rape her THEN was forced to undergo a strange cross-examination by a female prosecutor because the Republicans were too scared to ask her questions.
It was heartbreaking, infuriating, and inspiring all at once, and celebs on Twitter had so many thoughts.
Many were simply supportive of Dr. Ford:
Dr. Ford, I am in awe of your bravery.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 27, 2018
Deepest gratitude to you #DrChristineBlaseyFord You told us that you are “terrified” – but today you embody courage.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 27, 2018
As Dr. Ford wraps up her historic testimony I’ll remember this day forever. And to all women and men who have experienced sexual assault my heart goes out to you. #IBelieveHer
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) September 27, 2018
Dr. Ford is what a true patriot actually looks like. She is willing to risk everything for the good of her country. True courage.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 27, 2018
Bravery. Dignity. Integrity. Thank you #DrChristineBlaseyFord for your courage today
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 27, 2018
It’s heartbreaking and infuriating that she has to do this, and incredible that she’s getting through it.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 27, 2018
I have witnessed well over 500 witnesses testify in court and in deposition over the course of my career. There is no question that Dr. Ford is credible. This nomination must be withdrawn immediately and an honest, moral individual should be nominated. America deserves better.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 27, 2018
As Dr. Ford stands up to confront one of the biggest fears women & survivors face – that they will be debased!+ disbelieved for telling the truth about the powerful – she is giving strength+solidarity to survivors everywhere.
This is what heroism looks like.
Thank you, Dr. Ford. https://t.co/I5RuPV2k9d
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) September 27, 2018
Dr. Ford's description of the chemical foundation of traumatic memory is so central to all of this: the asymmetry of memory for the victim and the perpetrator. One never forgets and the other might not even remember.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 27, 2018
Some were mostly angry, for a number of reasons:
Today's hearing reminds us that to really tell a woman's story, one must begin with a 15-minute preamble from an elderly man about why her story is suspicious. #KavanaughHearings
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) September 27, 2018
Rachel Mitchell said she's not going to ask about the actual assault out of sensitivity to Dr. Ford…that's bullshit. She doesn't want to ask about the actual assault cause they know Dr. Ford is credible. Instead she's asking about fear of flying.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 27, 2018
Me: **sits Black self down Blackly at Black ass desk enjoying own Blackness**
CNN: Dr. Ford is doing better than Anita Hill because she's more vulnerable.
Me: **walks into ocean never to return**
— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) September 27, 2018
If you want to know why women don't come forward with allegations of sexual assault, watching a panel of Republican Senators hire a prosecutor to try and pick apart Ford's credibility on national television rather than launch an actual investigation offers a clue.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) September 27, 2018
It’s not weird. It’s just like your selective “not cheating on my wife” thing. I’m also not a psychology professor! This is fun! https://t.co/2zBXBiEgVZ
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 27, 2018
I’m not a religious person but I do believe that Lindsay Graham, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell are going to hell.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 27, 2018
I'm so thankful my 4 year old daughter doesn't understand any of this.
— Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) September 27, 2018
And Alyssa Milano, who was actually there…
The democrats looking Dr. Ford in the eye. The Republicans looking at their phones. pic.twitter.com/XRSFZ8FvUZ
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 27, 2018
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