Sen. Orrin Hatch blasted the state of the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh during the judge's hearing.

Hatch, a Utah Republican serving as president pro tempore of the Senate, said the proceedings have been "worse than [those involving] Robert Bork -- I didn't think it could get worse than that."

Bork, a nominee of President Reagan, failed to be confirmed after a heated confirmation hearing with fiery rhetoric from Democrats like Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.).

"What we have are uncorroborated, unsubstantiated claims from his teenage years," Hatch said.


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He added that he did not want to "minimize" the seriousness of the claims made by accuser Christine Blasey Ford, but argued that Kavanaugh has been treated unfairly.

Hatch said the allegations have become more and more indecent, mentioning an anonymous letter sent to Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.).

He also blasted Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels, who is suing President Trump.

"Porn star lawyers with facially implausible claims are driving the news cycle," Hatch said.

"That he wrote or said stupid things [in high school] does not make him a sexual predator," he said.

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