But only the most patently dishonest person on the planet would claim that Mrs. Alito left after a Democratic attack. She left after REPUBLICAN Sen. Lindsey Graham was basically praising Alito, defending him and reciting some of the things that have been said about Alito.
Hello? Of course she left after the Dems attack. Not just rhetorically but chronologically. You can’t say the Drudge headline is a lie unless she left before the attack. (OK call me a literalist.) [And to split a hair, if you watch the video, John has it slightly off. She starts crying before Lindsey Graham starts the apology so his point is moot anyway.]
But that completely misses the larger point. When a widow cries at her husband’s eulogy is she crying because of the speaker or because her husband is dead?
Lindsey Graham no more made her cry than I did. The emotion of the whole thing got to her. Dare I say it that if your spouse when through that, you’d probably be in the same condition by the end of it.
Yes, at the snapshot in time that she started crying a Republican was starting to speak. If you think that absolves Dems for their irresponsible behavior then you’re sorely mistaken. QED