The attorney who Senate Judiciary Republicans are bringing in to question Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford (should she actually testify on Thursday) is being identified as Arizona attorney Rachel Mitchell, who has spent a career prosecuting sex crimes:
Senate Republicans announced late Tuesday that Rachel Mitchell, a decorated career sex crimes prosecutor with decades of experience, will handle the questioning of Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor accusing Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault decades ago, at a scheduled hearing on Thursday.
Saying he wants the hearing to be a “safe, comfortable, and dignified” environment, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wrote in a statement that the move would help take politics out of the proceedings.
Here’s how the Washington Post’s “conservative” columnist Jennifer Rubin framed Mitchell’s career:
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
Narrator: She’s NOT “from Sheriff Joe’s operation”:
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
The county attorney in Maricopa is a separate elected office and doesn't report to the sheriff. Two minutes on Google would have prevented this embarrassing tweet. https://t.co/lqsXt0uNUD
— Dan Caldwell (@dandcaldwell) September 26, 2018
In case anybody needed even more proof that facts and Jennifer Rubin have an adversarial relationship, there it is.
America’s dumbest pundit thinks elected prosecutors work for the police. https://t.co/3JlIxVRxjp
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 26, 2018
Rachel Mitchell is damn good at her job and highly respected.
You sound worried. ? https://t.co/dHjf5gscH6
— ??Matt?? (@ks122085) September 26, 2018
Gee, if a Republican man diminished the career of a successful woman in such a way just to try and score cheap political points, imagine Rubin’s reaction.
— William Cooke (@Williamcookelaw) September 26, 2018
What's it like to be in a perpetual state of incorrectness?
Rachel Mitchell wasn't part of "Sheriff Joe's operation," she worked for the county attorney's office.
You are literally the worst. https://t.co/MAwj7hyNRK
— Joseph Ashby (@JosephAshbyShow) September 26, 2018
ADAs don't work for Sheriffs. Career prosecutors should not be tagged with the policy positions of their elected superiors (DAs or County Attorneys.) You know this, right? But you just don't care? https://t.co/0GrCUAtMoD
— Gregg Nunziata (@greggnunziata) September 26, 2018
"Ms Mitchell, what sort of work have you been doing for the past 20 yrs or so?"
"Mostly prosecuting sex offenders, doing my best to send them to prison."
"Good. Very good. Now during that time, who was the county sheriff?"
– How @JRubinBlogger sees the world. https://t.co/kHCliO9eQ0
— Ira Goldman ??? (@KDbyProxy) September 26, 2018
Do you ever get tired of being wrong? https://t.co/QIyFuamLGh
— Jessica Heddings (@JessicaHeddings) September 26, 2018
Shame on Washington Post and on you for spreading disinformation. https://t.co/uX0V8bEv6j
— Kerfuffles (@kefuffles) September 26, 2018
Delete this. Completely separate from the sheriff. https://t.co/7szpoqTes4
— #1 Astros Fan (@ThatElJefe) September 26, 2018
This is a smear based on false information, and should be retracted. https://t.co/XbAxfZ1RhS
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) September 26, 2018
What are the odds of that happening?