They were laughing with each other.
None of that had any impact, it seems, on all the old white Republican guys running the Senate Judiciary Committee:
Senate Republicans are racing to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, betting that the Supreme Court nominee was persuasive enough in his denial that he sexually assaulted a high school acquaintance to counter the powerful testimony of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.But it's both the sexual assault and Kavanaugh's other lies that the committee are consciously avoiding.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to vote on Friday morning to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate floor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) then plans a Saturday procedural vote to formally move to the nomination, with a potential confirmation vote as early as Tuesday.
Cue the laughter.
On the other hand:
The American Bar Association called Thursday evening for postponing a vote on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and others are investigated by the F.B.I.That probably won't have any impact either.
Cue the laughter:
hashtag metooOn #LSSC tonight: Brett Kavanaugh screams his testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/l55BMt6tkT— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 28, 2018