I spoke with George Howell of CNN International on Sunday about the politics that has overtaken any legal considerations in the attempt by the White House and GOP leadership to push through the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, now in the context of a sexual assault allegation.

It doesn’t matter what Professor [Christine Blasey] Ford says, it doesn’t matter what the truth is here.

Judge Kavanaugh could have gone out and torn down Washington DC single-handed. The politics is that the Republicans want him on the Supreme Court for life.