A ‘witch hunt’

September 28, 2018

Connie Cook Saunders, a fitness director for a San Diego athletic club who considers herself a moderate Republican, was able to catch about 15 minutes of the hearing before heading to work. She recorded the rest to watch later.

“I personally feel like it’s a witch hunt,” she said. “It’s political. If it happened to her I am sorry, but it doesn’t make sense to bring it up now. We all did things in high school we don’t want to be judged for now.”

Cook Saunders, 52, said she hoped Kavanaugh would muster more emotion in his Senate appearance than he showed in his Fox interview, where she felt he was too poker-faced.

And she, too, evoked the Thomas-Hill hearing.

“I believed Anita,” she said. “I think she was a more credible witness so far from what I’ve seen than Ford is.”

— Jocelyn Gecker

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