1/ I’ve been pondering why (on earth) #DrChristineBlaseyFord would prefer to be asked questions directly from senators.

I now think the answer is quite straightforward, self-aware & brilliant.
2/ The only thing that can be shown in a hearing without an investigation is credibility.

If an outside party, male or female, lawyer or staffer, leads the questioning—

@GOP senators can (& likely would) say that their questions were not asked or answered appropriately.
3/ A 3rd-party allows Senators to discredit #DrBlasey indirectly

It would give them a free pass to dismiss her testimony

While claiming that they did the right
thing by allowing (😤) her to speak to a 3rd party instead
4/ THAT leaves the singular opportunity for her to be seen as credible—as the one where she speaks to the senators directly;
just as #AnitaHill so boldly did

It does several things:
—It puts the responsibility on senate to ask the questions they believe are relevant; no excuses
5/ —It puts senators under the microscope in their ability & willingness to treat her with respect

—It shows how serious she is & demands they take her seriously

—It shows that she is being truthful, honest & direct in her testimony
6/ —It shows her willingness to cooperate & respects the senators

—It removes any claims that she is shielding herself from the truth or attempting to hide information

—It puts her on THE SAME LEVEL as #Kavanaugh—doing *exactly* what he was just so overwhelmingly praised for
7/ In sum, direct testimony to the Senate defies any doubts about her personal character, her strength as a person & lowered expectations for women in general.

#DrChristineBlaseyFord is a HERO.
Even if she stumbles over words;
Her presence will speak loud, boldly & in volumes.

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Here it is:
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Boot, who is now a columnist for the @washingtonpost was never a Trump fan
2/ but he did write a column the day after the election in which he argued that a @realDonaldTrump presidency “might not be so bad” and encouraged optimism.

Now, in a new piece for the Post, Boot is prepared to say that, actually, it is that bad.
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