29 Sep 2018

Charles Lane - The Kavanaugh hearings

From Saturday Morning, 9:40 am on 29 September 2018

After a gripping day of testimony yesterday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the woman accusing him of historic sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted, as expected, to approve of Kavanaugh's nomination. However, a handful of key Republican senators threaten to scupper the final vote by the Senate - they've asked for a week-long FBI investigation into Ford's allegations. Kim Hill looks at the facts with journalist Charles (Chuck) Lane - an opinion writer for The Washington Post. Charles Lane was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing. He is the author of The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction and a frequent commentator on television and radio.