WaPo's Jennifer Rubin Spreads Some Seriously Fake News About GOP Prosecutor for Kavanaugh Hearings

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Posted: Sep 26, 2018 11:20 AM
WaPo's Jennifer Rubin Spreads Some Seriously Fake News About GOP Prosecutor for Kavanaugh Hearings

Washington Post “center-right” columnist Jennifer Rubin called out Senate Republicans Tuesday for appointing a prosecutor for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing Thursday who Rubin believed had worked for Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

However Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor, worked for Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, not for the Sheriff’s Department where Arpaio worked.

Rubin has yet to correct her viral tweet despite many people, including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), pointing out her error. Her tweet has gotten over 8,000 retweets.

Rachel Mitchell will be leading the questioning for Republicans Thursday on Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations that Judge Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and tried to remove her clothes while he was drunk at a high school party.

 “The goal is to de-politicize the process and get to the truth, instead of grandstanding and giving senators an opportunity to launch their presidential campaigns,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley said in a statement. “I’m very appreciative that Rachel Mitchell has stepped forward to serve in this important and serious role.”