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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) criticized Fox News on Tuesday for the Brett Kavanaugh interview with Martha MacCallum saying that “a Fox News interview is not an FBI investigation.”

She continued, adding that “they didn’t even ask all the relevant questions,” arguing there’s plenty of corroborating evidence to refute Kavanaugh “downplay[ing] his drinking.”

Gillibrand made her remarks during an appearance on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes.

She finished her appearance with a long rant, again mentioning Fox News:

“This is not a court of law. We are not proving beyond a reasonable doubt. No one’s going to jail. This is about––do you deserve the promotion? Do you deserve this job opportunity to be a Supreme Court justice? To have a lifetime appointment, to make fundamental decisions about women’s rights for perhaps decades to come, do you have the privilege to serve? Not whether you’re going to be convicted in law.

So every time you hear on Fox News, ‘Assume you’re innocent, you have to have proof beyond a reasonable doubt,’ they’re trying to confuse voters. They’re trying to confuse people across this country. That’s not what this is about. This is about––do you believe he’s honest? Do you believe he has the character to have a lifetime appointment? Do you think his story isn’t adding up? And based on hearing from these two women, these strong, credible women and their stories and all the corroborating evidence, I believe them.”

To date, the only corroboration of Ford’s story has come from people close to her, but no actual eyewitnesses.


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