The photo of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s body language as she corners Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the hallway of the Russell Senate Building shows how much pressure Sen. Murkowski is under in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. The photo was shared on Twitter today.
Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine are seen as the pivotal votes needed by both Democrats opposing Kavanaugh and Republicans supporting the federal judge who is going through the confirmation process for the U.S. Supreme Court.
The testimony of his first accuser was heard in Senate Judiciary Committee this morning.
“We are now in a place where it’s not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified,” Murkowski said earlier this week to a reporter. “It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed.”
Christine Ford’s testimony before the committee was painful, but powerful and puts additional pressure on Kavanaugh as he provides his own testimony shortly.