Wallace on Kavanaugh-Ford 'Spectacle': Like a 'Car Wreck' That Everyone Stops to Watch
Hume: neither side will come out looking any better.
"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace had a blunt assessment of today's Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "It's a car wreck, and we're all going to be watching."
Ford has accused Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, of forcing himself on her when they were both Maryland high school students in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegation, but Ford's sexual misconduct claim and several others have placed his confirmation in doubt.
Wallace said he feels a "profound sense of sadness" that the confirmation process has turned into a "spectacle."
"We thought this hearing was going to be about high constitutional issues, the Second Amendment, Roe v. Wade. And now it's going to be about Beach Week in 1982 and who was at what party in Chevy Chase, [Maryland] at that time," Wallace said.
He said there is no doubt that Ford truly believes she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh, and there is also no doubt that the #MeToo movement is valid and important.
He warned, however, that the movement has been "weaponized" for political purposes, and the end result in this case will be that everyone is damaged and it remains a he said-she said scenario.
"We're driving along the road and we [see] a car wreck, and everybody knows you've got to speed along or else you're going to have a traffic jam," Wallace said. "But we just can't stop ourselves when we see the car wreck from stopping and seeing what happened."
"And that's what today is. It's a car wreck, and we're all going to be watching."
Brit Hume agreed, predicting neither political side or those testifying will emerge looking any better.
He said this is a "terrible moment all around" for the Senate and the Supreme Court confirmation process.
Watch the discussion above and stay tuned to Fox News Channel for complete coverage of the Senate hearing.