Chris Matthews: GOP Has an ‘I Love Lucy’-Era Thinking of Women

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said the way the Republican Party has handled Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed an “I Love Lucy”-era in thinking of women. Matthews said, “There’s something in the Republican conversation last week that was different than that, there’s sort of an ‘I Love Lucy’-era in thinking of women and the way they’re portrayed by it. Plow through it, no, it’s a person. I like the way Nikki Haley, when someone called her confused she said I don’t get confused. I think the fact that women are confused or mistaken as Orrin Hatch put it is really a problem for the Republicans with women. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Sen Murray: There Could Be an Investigation in Maryland If Kavanaugh Was On the Court

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) said there could be an investigation in Maryland of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations even if Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Murray said, “I understand there could be allegations filed in Maryland still on this if he was on the court. So it’s important that we get this right.” She added, “Here’s what I do know, if the Senate plows through this, if it’s a hiccup, if they don’t do it right, there will be a tremendous backlash again.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Hirono: There May Be an Investigation of Kavanaugh if He Is Confirmed

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said there may be an investigation of Brett Kavanaugh over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations even if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court. Hirono said, “Frankly I have such concerns about this person getting to the Supreme Court. Maryland has eliminated the Statutes of limitations for kidnapping and for sexual assault of a minor and I think that is still out there. And so there may be an investigation along those lines. I think this is a situation that will not go away.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Durbin: Republican Senators Have ‘Assured’ Us They Will Consider Ford’s Testimony

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told viewers that Republican senators have assured their Democratic colleagues they will take into account the testimony of professor Christine Blasey Ford. Ford as accused Supreme Court associate justice nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Durbin said “In this circumstance to have a categorical denial by Kavanaugh and an assertion by Dr. Ford that really is extremely serious as far as I’m concerned, even though it was 35 years ago, to have that situation. Members on the committee on both sides want to be fair, at least I hope they do, want to be fair to both. I have Republican senators who have reached out to Democratic senators and assured them that they are looking to this to kind of a determination of how their final vote will be cast.” He added, “Just remember, this Senate Judiciary Committee, the conversation is 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats. If one Republican senator should decide that Dr. Ford’s allegations, assertions, are true and that they are serious, it could make a big difference in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN