October 6, 2018

Elie Mystal joined Joy Reid on AM Joy to discuss whether or not Brett Kavanaugh being on the bench would act as a stressor for the Supreme Court as a whole. Mystal wasn't exactly interested in answering that particular question, and I, for one, am grateful for what we got instead. Mystal let loose an absolutely tirade about Republicans in general, and their complete lack of a moral center. It was beautiful, and just what all of us needed on brink of the completion of their takeover of the American government.

REID: Elie, The Washington Post reports the American Bar Association is reevaluating Kavanaugh. This isn't over. More witnesses could come forward. In theory if Dr. Ford, or one of the other women wanted to file lawsuits, Montgomery County DA says "We're open to it, if somebody wants to file a case." It could actually keep dragging on. Doesn't that then drag down the Supreme Court itself?

MYSTAL: These cultural elites are acting way too little and way too late. Diane Feinstein, I refuse to accept the argument that Diane Feinstein should have violated this woman's confidence just so that Jeff Flake can grow a spine. Alright? We have to stop acting like the FBI is on our side, here. The FBI investigation was ordered by a man who has been credibly accused of sexual harassment by 19 different women. Alright? It was run by Don McGahn and Rod Rosenstein — two of Kavanaugh's best professional friends — and the FBI's director is one of the Yale Law School cabal that brought us Kavanaugh in the first place. There were never going to be a reasonable FBI investigation. Asking the FBI to investigate Brett Kavanaugh is like asking Kanye West to investigate a library, alright? Information all around and he would not come out with anything. So, now you gotta ask yourself, "Why did we need the investigation in the first place?" Two months ago, in July, in the summer, most of what we know about Brett Kavanaugh, we already knew back then. We knew he's a partisan hack. We knew that from his resume. We knew that he is a liar. He lied in front of Congress 2004 and 2006. AND we knew that he lies about sexual harassment. Because he came out of the gate lying about what he knew about his friends and mentor, Alex Kozinski. We didn't need an FBI investigation. We needed republicans to have decency and that is what they ultimately never had.

We have needed Republicans to have decency for a very long time, and it has been sorely, PAINFULLY lacking for decades.

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