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Fox News' Chris Wallace: Ford's testimony a 'disaster' for GOP

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 9/27/2018 Eddie Scarry

Chris Wallace wearing a suit and tie © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said the early part of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony in front of the Senate was so far a "disaster" for Republicans because Ford came off as a credible witness.

"Extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible," Wallace said during a break in the hearing. He added that Ford was "obviously traumatized by an event" and said that "this is a disaster for Republicans."

Brit Hume, an analyst for Fox, added that Ford came across "very sympathetic" in the first part of her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago, when they were teenagers in high school. She and Kavanaugh were both scheduled to testify separately Thursday morning.

Kavanaugh has vigorously denied the claim, but in response to questions from Democrats, Ford said she had no doubt that Kavanaugh was the one who jumped on her and held her mouth closed as he tried to assault her.

Wallace also said he's confused at the Republicans' plan to ask their questions with the help of a woman with expertise in sexual assault. He and others said on the panel that her questions have yet to elicit any useful information from Ford that helps them.

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