This excerpt from Thursday’s All In features great lively discussion among Chris Hayes, Rebecca Traister and Vanita Gupta on the Kavanaugh hearings. Rebecca notes that his testimony included language designating contraceptives as “abortion inducing drugs” and reminds us that birth control was only legalized by the Supreme Court for married couples in 1965 and for single women in 1972! Also some reflections on the committee’s response to the continuing protests and disruptions.
UPDATE: It’s worth revisiting Kavanaugh’s line of questioning of Bill Clinton during the Starr Investigation. It smacks of the deeply twisted combination of prurience and righteousness that is the hallmark of Gilead in Handmaid’s Tale or the Inquisition. Kavanaugh would later opine that these questions were regrettable and over the top. It has been suggested that these questions be read during the confirmation hearing and to ask Kavanaugh for comment.
4. If Monica Lewinksy says you inserted a cigar into her vagina while you were in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?
5. If Monica Lewinksy says that you had phone sex with her on approximately 15 occasions, would she be lying?
6. If Monica Lewinksy says that on several occasions in the Oval Office area, you used your fingers to stimulate her vagina and bring her to orgasm, would she be lying?
7. If Monica Lewinksy says that she gave you oral sex on nine occasions in the Oval Office area, would she by lying?
8. If Monica Lewinsky says that you ejaculated into her mouth on two occasions in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?
9. If Monica Lewinksy says that on several occasions you had her give oral sex, made her stop, and then ejaculated into the sink in the bathroom off the Oval Office, would she be lying?
10. If Monica Lewinsky says that you masturbated into a trashcan in your secretary’s office, would she be lying?
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