Hillary Clinton has responded to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's claim that the allegations of sexual assault stalling his confirmation were fueled by "revenge on behalf of the Clintons."
In an interview at The Atlantic Festival on Tuesday, Clinton laughed when asked to give a response.
"It deserves a lot of laughter," the former presidential candidate said. "I wasn't watching when he said that. I was having to be somewhere else away from a TV and even my phone and so I heard about it later."
Clinton said she thought Kavanaugh's conspiracy theory was "just part of the whole of his very defensive and unconvincing presentation."
She added that she "told someone later" that Republicans "give us a lot of credit... 36 years ago, we started this against him," Clinton joked.
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Clinton also remarked on Kavanaugh's temperament as it relates to the behavior expected of judges.
"I want the FBI to conduct as thorough an investigation as they possibly can within whatever restraints are imposed upon them," Clinton said, "but I think for anyone who believes there's such a thing as judicial temperament, and that we want judges, particularly those on our highest court" to approach cases with "a sense of fairness."
Clinton believes that due to Kavanaugh's aggressive demeanor at the hearing, "there's a lot to be concerned about."
At last week's hearing, Kavanaugh railed against what he called a "calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election."
"Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record," Kavanaugh said. "Revenge on behalf of the Clintons. and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups."
Some people on social media thought it was ridiculous that Kavanaugh invoked the Clintons - right out of President Donald Trump's playbook.
@politico Now even Kavanaugh is playing the Hillary Card! I wonder who adviced him on this?— Paul van der Meer (@Paul van der Meer) 1538506978.0
@politico Good for her because everything kavanaw and trump do is laughable until you realize how shitty they both really are— Ally Baba 🆘 (@Ally Baba 🆘) 1538507509.0
Others just decided to laugh along with her. Because really, what else is there?
@politico @curly_woowoowoo As well did the rest of us.— Julaine Nickels (@Julaine Nickels) 1538513488.0
@politico @BravenakBlog She didn't just laugh, she gave a thorough and intelligent response to his question.— Moot Stuffed with Alligators (@Moot Stuffed with Alligators) 1538507214.0
@politico I could watch Hillary laughing at Kavanaugh's insane paranoia 100 times.— Queen Leigh (@Queen Leigh) 1538507552.0
@thehill Probably my least favorite politician, but Hillary does know how to be badass.— Evan (@Evan) 1538507295.0
@thehill It’s hard not to laugh at stupidity.— We See 👁 (@We See 👁) 1538507766.0
@thehill The scary thing Madame Secretary, is that some people believe the HS that was unprofessionaly spewed out o… https://t.co/p9AWmOny3A— Chris Dennant (@Chris Dennant) 1538507826.0