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Kavanaugh’s angry testimony resonated with his Republican supporters.


Testifying before the Senate Judiciary committee, Brett Kavanaugh took an emotional approach, combining indignation, rage, and tears while defending himself from allegations of sexual misconduct. While many unsympathetic to Kavanaugh found the tone off-putting, his performance won plaudits from conservatives and right-wingers, who see him as an injured party.

The most prominent voice making this argument was National Review editor Richard Lowry:

Writer Mollie Hemingway agreed:

One of President Donald Trump’s sons also agreed:

Perhaps most importantly, Trump himself reportedly liked the fighting-mad Kavanaugh: