My quick scan of overnight Twitter turned up three posts on the coming hearing today for Brett Kavanaugh from local sources. See if you differ from the headline assessments.

First, state Rep. Clarke Tucker, the Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress:


Then there’s incumbent Republican Rep. French Hill, who was caught by surprise by Drew Petrimoulx of KARK in a rare moment of public access.

“Well, this is an unsubstantiated claim from 36 years ago. I think that is very complex how you determine in a situation like this, with apparently not very much documentation, or witnesses or even memory of the incidents. So I believe that [Senate Judiciary Committee] Chairman [Chuck] Grassley’s trying to navigate it the best he can by affording a hearing for Dr. Ford and Mr. Kavanaugh’s response. I’m not sure there’s a better way to do it, but I’ll leave it to the decisions of the Senate Judiciary Committee as to how they think best to carry out that due diligence.”

From the sublime sympathy of Tucker and artful dodging of Hill, I now take you to the ridiculous — Republican Sen. Irvin of Mountain View responding to Tucker.

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She got some blowback and has deleted the above response, now replacing it with this:


How insensitive/stupid/tribal do you have to be to compare the murder of an innocent 14-year-old black youth by Mississippi racists with a hearing, without critical investigation, for only one of three women who’ve come forward at great personal cost to detail what they believe to have been sexual assaults by a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court? Kavanaugh enjoys presumption of innocence, the unquestioning support of his tribe and a privileged life as a prestigious circuit judge that will continue regardless of today’s outcome. Till? He remains dead.

As for her corrective: The evidence? Three women, by name. A refusal to investigate. Missing Mark Judge. Numerous others with eyewitness, named testimony to Kavanaugh’s history of drunken, belligerent behavior in high school, college and law school. His unequivocal denials. There will be a proceeding. People will make a choice. on who they believe. Till got summary execution.

Jesus wept.