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.
Only this crowd of clueless old white guys wold pick someone from Sheriff Joe's operation. I was saying no self-respecting lawyer would take the job of giving cover to GOP cowards. I was right.— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 26, 2018
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.
2,900 tweets and counting for a tweet maligning someone with patently false information.— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 26, 2018
Mitchell works for the Maricopa County Attorney, not Maricopa County Sheriff. https://t.co/yXyhpZknEf
This is embarrassing.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) September 26, 2018
Can the Washington Post (and Rubin) stop calling Rubin a conservative blogger? I mean I get that I'm saying that as a 'Never Trumper,' but I don't get paid to give opinions under the pretense of being a conservative either. https://t.co/ykMP06txMl
GET IT RIGHT Rachel Mitchell works for the elected Maricopa County attorney. She has worked under at least three elected county attorneys during her time in that office. Arpaio was Maricopa County sheriff. Two separate elected offices. https://t.co/4QSmy434zx— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) September 26, 2018
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.”