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Stephen King on Kavanaugh hearing: ‘Ask yourself who has more motivation for lying’

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Author Stephen King weighed in this week on testimony on Capitol Hill from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

“Her testimony is terrifying and heartrending. She says they laughed while It was happening,” King said in a tweet on Thursday after Ford spoke about being sexually assaulted at a party when she was 15 years old.

Ford testified that during the alleged incident she thought Kavanaugh might accidentally kill her when she says he put his hand over her mouth and pinned down her to a bed while groping her in the summer of 1982.

{mosads}Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations, saying during his own testimony before the panel that he did not doubt that Ford had experienced a traumatic event but that he has “never sexually assaulted anyone.”

“Ask yourself who has more motivation for lying,” King argued in a later tweet, “the professor who’s had her whole life turned upside down, or the judge who stands to land a lifetime job at a quarter-mill a year, plus bennies the ordinary Joe can only dream about?”

When discussing Kavanaugh’s testimony before the committee, the author made a reference to the movie “Miller’s Crossing.”

“Joel and Ethan Coen on Kavanaugh’s tears (from Miller’s Crossing): ‘I’d just squirt a few and then you’d let me go again,’ ” King wrote on Twitter.

King was referring to a line spoken by a character in the movie known as Bernie Bernbaum, who was portrayed by John Turturro.

Bernbaum says the line to the film’s main character, Tom Reagan, who was portrayed by Gabriel Byrne.

Reagan had taken mercy on Bernbaum earlier in the film by opting not to kill him after the character broke down in tears. The audience later realizes that Bernbaum’s tears were just an attempt for the character to save himself.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations brought against him by Ford, in addition to several other allegations of misconduct stemming from his time in high school and college that have been leveled against him this month.

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) secured a deal to delay a floor vote on the nomination for a week to allow for the FBI to investigate the sexual assault allegations against him.

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