The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat of departing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy had already widened the chasm between Democrats and Republicans before allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh blew it wide open.
Now, each side has dug in deeper as new allegations swirl around Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh with his wife Ashley by his side, defended himself Monday evening on Fox News and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in the very near future Brett Kavanaugh will be on the Supreme Court.
Today, we try to sort it all out and leave time for your calls.
- Margaret Sullivan - Media columnist for the Washington Post (@sulliview)
- Emily Bazelon - Staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, and the author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (@emilybazelon)
- David French - Senior Fellow, National Review Institute and Senior writer at National Review (@DavidAFrench)
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.