Fox News fires contributor for calling Kavanaugh accusers 'lying skanks'

Fox News fired network contributor Kevin Jackson on Thursday after he called the women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct “lying skanks" in a Twitter rant that day.

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"Kevin Jackson has been terminated as a contributor. His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of FOX News,” the network said in a statement.

Jackson had commented on Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Twitter throughout the day, attacking the appearance, academic accomplishments and overall integrity of Chrstine Blasey Ford, the first woman to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Ford, appearing before the committee on Thursday, delivered an emotional testimony in which she detailed her allegations against Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh testified before the Senate panel later Thursday afternoon.

In a shaking voice, Ford told the committee how she thought Kavanaugh might accidentally kill her when he put his hand over her mouth to keep her from screaming after pinning her down to a bed and groping her.

"Wow, #ChristineFord looks rode hard and put up wet, as we say in the country. Just peeked into this FARCE," Jackson said in one tweet.

"I disagree. Feminists are their own worst enemies, and enemy of women," Jackson wrote in another. "Also, they want men to NEVER be believed. I'm not succumbing. TO HELL with the notion that women must be believed no matter what. Lying skanks is what these 3 women are, and we ALL know."

Jackson went on boast that he "works for himself" after receiving swift blowback on Twitter. He appeared to shrug off any concern over whether Fox News would take any action following the tweets.

Kavanaugh, who testified after Ford, once again denied her allegations. 

“The last few weeks have been an orchestrated political hit fueled by pent up anger against President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside, left-wing opposition groups,” he said.

Two other women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. He has denied those allegations, too.