Boxer: History Will Not Be Kind to Republicans Who Hide Behind ‘Make-Believe’ FBI Probe

Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said history would not be kind to Republicans in the Senate who hide behind the FBI expanded investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Boxer said, “All those years ago when I came in the year of the woman, you know, in 1992 when I got elected, this goes back to Anita Hill. Whenever there is a woman who comes forward, very credible, very believable, she gets treated horribly. Now, they tried not to do that to Dr. Ford. But all that broke down.”

She added, “They even had a woman assistant to question her, as Mitch McConnell called her. It was ridiculous. Guess what happened then? There were corroborating witnesses who would have said, yes, Anita is right, Professor Hill is right, and they were cooling their heels. What do we have here? Forty people at my count as I read all the news reports, including NBC, who were waiting to corroborate exactly what the two women who came forward said. And they were left cooling their heels. This is not justice, and so it’s more than even the partisanship. There is such a thing as right and wrong. This is really about a woman and yet a second woman who came forward and said this man hurt me. And the first thing the Republicans did was this make-believe investigation, you know, a wink and a nod investigation, Jeff Flake, Sue Collins and Lisa Murkowski, who wisely called for an investigation, should not hide behind it because history will not treat them kindly. The truth has a way of coming out.”

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