Seth MacFarlane Schools GOP on Proper Background Checks as Brett Kavanaugh Vote Nears

“Republicans have done less homework before confirming a judge to the highest court in the land than I do before hiring a writer,” the “Family Guy” creator writes

Ahead of the Senate Judiciary committee’s planned 1:30 p.m. ET vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Seth MacFarlane criticized Senate Republicans by offering up some helpful hiring tips.

“If there is any question regarding conduct or anomalous behavior, I consult as many first-hand sources as I can before making my decision,” wrote the “Family Guy” and “The Orville” creator on his Twitter account Friday. “Republicans have done less homework before confirming a judge to the highest court in the land than I do before hiring a writer on an animated sitcom.”

All eyes were on Washington, D.C. on Thursday for the dramatic testimonies of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of assaulting her sexually when they attended high school in the early 1980s.

Dr. Ford gave a chilling account of what she said happened to her, choking back tears as she told the Senate Judiciary Committee she was “terrified.” Appearing at turns combative and emotional, Brett Kavanaugh blamed last-minute accusations of sexual assault on “a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election.”

MacFarlane continued, “If I can make an inquiring phone call about a comedy writer, surely they can subpoena Mark Judge before making their decision.”

Judge was a high school friend of Kavanaugh and was named by two separate women that are accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct at parties – including Dr. Ford – as being present during both incidents. Judge hasn’t been seen publicly, reportedly holed up in a Delaware beach house, only denying the allegations through a lawyer.

Here’s the full text of MacFarlane’s tweet:

Before I hire a writer for a TV show, I read their material. If I respond favorably, I call other producers who have worked with that writer to help determine job fitness and working disposition. If there is any question regarding conduct or anomalous behavior, I consult as many first-hand sources as I can before making my decision. Republicans have done less homework before confirming a judge to the highest court in the land than I do before hiring a writer on an animated sitcom. If I can make an inquiring phone call about a comedy writer, surely they can subpoena Mark Judge before making their decision. But they won’t. Because this is not about knowledge. Or thoroughness. Or reason. It’s about power.

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