Did you guys know that Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is a TOTAL expert on body language? Me neither!
She was one of the “iffy” Democratic senators who we thought would MAYBE POSSIBLY vote to confirm Kavanaugh, but she ultimately refused. Why? What influenced her decision? Kavanaugh’s body language.
Yes, really. She said she watched Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing on silent and was disturbed by how disturbed he was. Please ignore the fact that he was defending himself against allegations that he SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A WOMAN.
She watched Ford’s testimony. And then she watched Kavanaugh’s. And then she watched Kavanaugh’s again, but this time, with the sound off.
“It’s something I do,” she said, “We communicate not only with words, but with our body language and demeanor.”
“I saw somebody who was very angry, who was very nervous, and I saw rage that a lot of people said, ‘well of course you’re going to see rage he’s being falsely accused,’ but it is at all times you’re to acquit yourself with a demeanor that’s becoming of the court,” Heitkamp said.
Heitkamp ultimately couldn’t get past the fact that Kavanaugh went after Sen. Amy Klobuchar, turning the tables on her and asking if SHE ever blacked out from being drunk.
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them,” Heitkamp said.
Yep. Democrats are lying, cheating dirty snakes. Noted.
It was also Heitkamp’s own experience as an attorney that changed her mind. Having dealt with victims of sexual assault, she said she instinctively believed Ford.
“I certainly think I have expertise beyond a number of people within the United States Senate and that expertise is that I have sat across the desk with victims people I’ve believed when they told me their story, and I had to say,’I believe you but these cases can’t be proved beyond a reasonable doubt so we can’t proceed with the prosecution.’ And when you’ve done that, you know for a victim, the most important thing you can say is ‘I believe you’ if you do, and I think it really came down to that I believed her,” Heitkamp recalled.
She believed her despite the astounding lack of evidence and Ford’s inability to remember simple things. Her story had more holes than Swiss cheese, but she believes her anyway.
The mind of a Democratic lawmaker, everyone.