Tucker Carlson engaged in a heated debate with a top official at the American Civil Liberties Union over an anti-Kavanaugh television ad that compared the judge to Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.

Carlson said the ACLU's "tradition" of defending people who are unpopular is "over now, in the name of left-wing solidarity."

He told ACLU National Political Director Faiz Shakir that it was a "disgusting ad," adding the organization was employing "guilt by association -- the very thing the ACLU stood against."

"The common thread here is powerful men whose careers are on the line [in] denying sexual wrongdoing," Shakir said.

Carlson disagreed, repeating that "twinning them together is by definition guilt by association."

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Shakir said the "standard of proof [on Kavanaugh] is not beyond a reasonable doubt."

"I care about the principles that make this country worth living in," Carlson responded. "Why don't you put him next to Charles Manson?"

Shakir defended his organization again, saying that it protects the "voices of women."

"You're endorsing collective judgment," Carlson said. "You're a hack. You should be ashamed."

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