Fox's Napolitano: Kavanaugh should act with the “righteous indignation of Clarence Thomas” during the hearing 

From the September 27 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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DAN HENNINGER (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL): My question is, as Brett Kavanaugh's watching this, obviously from his home, how does he approach this? What tact does he take, Judge? Does he have to be aggressive, show some passion, absolutely deny all these allegations, show outrage, or does he have to stay cool, calm and collected? What works for him? 

ANDREW NAPOLITANO (FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST): I don't know who's advising him but if he comes across like a deer in the headlights like he did with Martha McCallum, he's going to lose this. If he comes across with the righteous indignation of Clarence Thomas, condemning the intrusive nature of the proceeding, insisting upon his personal probity, he's got a shot.

HENNINGER: You think that's what he's got to do?

NAPOLITANO: I think he must do that --

HENNINGER: You think he should do what Clarence Thomas did?

NAPOLITANO: -- but it's an uphill battle because this woman is very credible so far.

STUART VARNEY (HOST): But you do believe he should do what Clarence Thomas did?

HENNINGER: Pound the table.

NAPOLITANO: I believe that if he fails to do it he's not going to be on the Supreme Court. 

VARNEY: Was Clarence Thomas asked, did you see the proceedings involving Anita Hill, did you watch and he responded and said no, I didn't watch. 

NAPOLITANO: Completely blew the whole committee and actually the whole country away: “Wait a minute. You didn't watch this? We've all just spent a day watching it.” “No, what do I care what she said. The whole thing is from out of her imagination.”


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