Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Thursday that Christine Blasey Ford’s delivery of her prepared statement was a “disaster for the Republicans,” calling the psychology professor’s testimony in front of Senate Judiciary Committee was “extremely emotional, extremely raw and extremely credible.”
Choking back tears, Ford described in detail the night in the 1980s in which she said a teenage Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her and the long-lasting effects the alleged incident had on her life since.
“This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible,” Wallace said of Ford’s testimony. “Nobody could listen to her deliver those words and talk about the assault and the impact that it had on her life and not have your heart go out to her.”
He also criticized the format of the hearing and the GOP senators’ decision to hire Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Ford in their place.
On Fox News, Bret Baier says hearing from Blasey Ford "is a totally different thing" than reading her allegations.
Chris Wallace: "This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible… This is a disaster for the Republicans." pic.twitter.com/aSbznSJdHC
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Earlier in the day, Wallace tweeted that his daughters had shared with him their own high school experiences that touched on the #MeToo issues that have come to light with the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh.
“My family, a lot of it on email, has been discussing this and disagreeing and arguing about it,” he said. “Two of my daughters have told me stories that I had never heard before about things that happened to them in high school and hadn’t told their parents.
“There are teenage girls who don’t tell stories to a lot of people and then it comes up,” he continued. “I don’t think we can disregard Ford and the seriousness of this.”
Kavanaugh has categorically denied the accusation as well as others leveled against him in subsequent days. The judge is also expected to testify on Thursday to publicly refute Ford under oath.