Too many to list. Just watch the hearings (not just the Ford one, but all of them). He'd get asked a question, then either just say a bunch of stuff without really answering, or in some cases, outright say, "I am not going to answer a hypothetical question" or something. The entire point of the hearings is to evaluate him - ANY refusal to directly answer any question from anyone I interview would give me pause. Kavanaugh has been in the system a long time (like every other candidate). In this case, a small fraction of documents relating to his record have not been released to Congress to evaluate. The Republicans and the White House claim "presidential privilege" and that the documents contain "sensitive information." The number of pages were around 415,000, which is a lot from an absolute number of pages standpoint, but there is a period of almost 3 years (during which time Kavanaugh was part of the Bush administration) where NO DOCUMENTS were released. Now, it's reasonable to with-hold some documents, or redact information in them. But to release NOTHING AT ALL from 3 years? Isn't that a bit heavy handed? How are you supposed to evaluate someone if entire years of their record is hidden from you? Finally, just hours before the first hearing, the Republicans finally released additional documents, a very small number of 42,000 pages (all of them initially slated not to be released to the public), but after some Democrats demanded, the Republicans relented and allowed it go public. According to Democrats, the amount of documents released amounts to just 4% of Kavanaugh's record. Let me ask you, if you were interviewing someone for a job, and they only let you see 4% of the jobs/functions they performed in related, relevant roles, would you be satisfied that you can accurately assess his fit? Now instead of it being just a job that you can fire him from... imagine this is a LIFETIME POSITION ON THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. That wasn't my point. I was responding to your criticism that the Democrats made it about her. In fact, given how long they waited to bring her up, they tried very hard to keep her out of it. I would suggest the fact that you have no idea about this suggests that accusations don't have to turn into public spectacles if they are handled correctly. And that accusations alone don't ruin a person's life/reputation if handled correctly. Again, the point is if Trump or the Republicans had ordered an investigation immediately like Bush did, then there wouldn't have been a media circus. Thus, their denial of the investigation until one of their members (Senator Flake) broke rank and forced their hand means that in this particular point the Republicans are responsible for making the hearings about her. What? The email investigations began in 2015 and didn't end til 2016. The Clintons was also something who has been targeted heavily by the right for investigations for many years. It's a nonsense comparison you are trying to make. The investigation lasted a full year before Comey's initial "no charges" came out. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/14/politics/key-dates-fbi-hillary-clinton-emails/index.html Anyway, this is besides the point. The point is that the idea that it was the Democrats who made it about Ford is not really the full story, and I am sure people like Graham released the spotlight he was afforded by making it a public spectacle. It's not about politicians (Judges are, by definition, not politicians), but the makeup of the Supreme Court. 1. Typically, the US has had a Supreme Court that's been fairly balanced with equal number of conservative leaning judges and liberal leaning judges. 2. The tiebreakers tend to be more centrist judges who are considered the swing vote. 3. The difference here is that both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch are considered conservative leaning, and theoretically upsets the balance (tho in reality you never know), while Garland (who never even received a hearing) would have been closer to Roberts/Kennedy They tried. No one cared. That's WHY they brought her out because nothing else was working.