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Commentary: Will Heitkamp vote for hate or Kavanaugh?

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on the “Oversight of Efforts to Protect Unaccompanied Alien Children from Human Trafficking and Abuse” on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 16, 2018. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Yesterday’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was a cathartic moment after weeks of hate and invective aimed at Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The nominee’s righteous indignation aimed at the committee members was something to behold. He was angry, and I’m not sure how anyone not blinkered by partisanship could conclude that the emotion was unfounded. Yet amid his anger he was gracious to his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Which is as it should have been.

Ford clearly believed what she was recounting, though that’s not the same thing as her recollection being accurate.

The question now is, who will vote for Kavanaugh?

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